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stripped fluid checker on trans

Discussion in 'Integra' started by teggyguy, Oct 7, 2008.

  1. teggyguy

    teggyguy high density foot.

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    Okay so a while back my homie and I were doing a complete fluid/brakes/valve lash for his car + an ac belt. W/e

    Included in this fluid swap was. You guessed it a tranny fluid swap to help 3rd not be so sad.
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    We got it all done. And alas im doin his valve lash and all of a sudden i hear @#!% oh no $%@#n way thats $@@#ed up...blah blah blah. SO I look and ask wtf m8? He stripped the level check bolt (i forgot the right name) the big one you pull to check the tranny fluid level on a 5sp. not the fill. So now... his tranny leaks. basically it got cross threaded or stripped. The leak isn't horrid but well filling tranny fluid on a dc blows ass. Is there any way to fix this aside from a new trans?
     
  2. |Chaz|

    |Chaz| Well-Known Member VIP

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    Couldn't you put a new thread on it. I forget what this procedure is called, you like drill out the hole then put in something that adds new threads and just get a bigger bolt. Probably your cheapest bet.
     
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    FLounder power hungry VIP

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    helicoils work really well for stripped out threads
     
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    frankmaster Banned

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    go find a real living mechanic in person.he'll show you what to do
     
  5. Justin66

    Justin66 The Hondaswap Canadian

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    Wouldnt making the bolt hole bigger throw off how you measure the level?
     
  6. efhondakid

    efhondakid My name is Byron. VIP

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    JB weld/silicone FTW.
     
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    dibble New Member

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    Right, eastbxc! Drill and re-tap it, then use the proper-sized bolt (that would be a new one that you can get from whoever sells you the tap & handle), and don't ask your friend to install it!!! (Just joking at him). And no, that won't make any difference on filling it to the proper level.

    dibble
     
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    be carefull not to get metal shavings in the tranny when you start drilling
     
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    efhondakid My name is Byron. VIP

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    Which will be impossible.
     
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