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Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by redeye1964, Aug 17, 2013.
Same with a new untapped spindle housing?
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...
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.
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).