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Old 08-21-2013, 06:58 PM
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As I mentioned above, After snapping one off...... ALL un-threaded holes get tapped......
Same with a new untapped spindle housing?
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Old 08-21-2013, 07:46 PM
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As I mentioned above, After snapping one off...... ALL un-threaded holes get tapped......
You think it's an expensive PITA to do that on a lawn mower? I snapped one off in the cylinder head of my dirt bike...
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Old 08-21-2013, 09:24 PM
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Same with a new untapped spindle housing?
Personally, I always tap them spindle holes. On thru- holes ( as opposed to blind holes) I use a two flute gun tap (designed for aluminum) in my cordless drill, makes quick work of it, and less chance of breaking a tap.
But as you saw, any tap will work, as long as you take yer time.
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Old 08-21-2013, 10:06 PM
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You think it's an expensive PITA to do that on a lawn mower? I snapped one off in the cylinder head of my dirt bike...

You mean the cylinder head on your dirt bike wasn't already tapped and you were tapping it with a self tapping screw ???
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Old 08-21-2013, 10:47 PM
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You mean the cylinder head on your dirt bike wasn't already tapped and you were tapping it with a self tapping screw ???
Actually, the tapping itself went smoothly (not with a screw). Looking back at it, a bolt snapped in the cylinder head (previous owner liked to over tighten things) and I went to get it out with and EZ out which broke in the bolt, in the outer cylinder wall that the head bolts go into. I then had the honor of drilling all that mess out, getting it filled, and then rethreading it.


I misread thinking his tap broke which made me think EZ out for some reason (it's been a long week).
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