stripped threads- what are my options?

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Re: stripped threads- what are my options?

Post by daviemck2006 » 24 Jul 2015, 18:35

I have once lost a wheel, off a transit minibus, fortunately just me in it, and at a slow speed in the country. The stub axle on drivers side front broke. No warning, a bang and I saw the wheel rolling into a field!

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Re: stripped threads- what are my options?

Post by darbuck » 24 Jul 2015, 18:54

would a re-tap with a higher m size not be as strong as a heli-coil as the original threads are formed in this way, Im not doubting anyone here just questioning the theory.I obviously agree replace if at all possible i meant a re-tap as a temporary measure until replacements can be aquired i re-iterate my questions are literally for learning reasons only not to prove anyone wrong safety has got to be the overriding concern.

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Re: stripped threads- what are my options?

Post by chinkostu » 24 Jul 2015, 20:39

If i were to tap to a larger size i'd do all 8 on the front as having mismatched sizes makes more work when the wheel needs to go back on :-/

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Re: stripped threads- what are my options?

Post by Stewart(oily) » 24 Jul 2015, 22:33

Scrap the hub, used is fine, its a lump of steel, if it was unobtainable then puddle weld, grind flush,re drill and tap a whole new thread.

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Re: stripped threads- what are my options?

Post by chinkostu » 27 Jul 2015, 04:30

Looks like i'll be budgeting for a new pair as nothings really cropped up on the used market

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Re: stripped threads- what are my options?

Post by van ordinaire » 27 Jul 2015, 14:18

I've no experience of helicoils - but wouldn't even think about them for this application.