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post #1 of 9 Old 01-16-2012, 05:53 PM Thread Starter
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Angry oil tank threads stripped 2005 kfx400

HELP!!!!!the place i brought my 2005 kfx400 stripped the threads on the bottom of my oil tank and i was wondering what size tap i should use i think a 10mm is good but i dont know?? any suggestions
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I'd just hit up an auto part store...match up the bolt,measure it for threads and such.its metric.at least up here in canada,eh?

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PLUS...I'd take it back to them and have a fit!If that doesn't work, bad mouth 'em on Facebook...trust me, it gets results!lol

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ill go do it on face book right now
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Pretty common. There is a lot of shoulder around the hole to work with. You can also heicoil it. But either way, keep the shavings out. You can also pick up a used tank for $20 off Ebay.

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I helicoiled mine alot stronger that way.

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i got a 10mm tap set the stock bolt was 8mm it came with a drill bit so im going to drill it with the bit then re thread it and put in a 10mm.........does this all sound ok??
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You should remove the tank...and make sure to flush out all shavings.
If you're gonna drill it anyway a helicoil or timesert are the way to go otherwise you will still be dealing with those soft aluminum threads that you (oh, I mean they) stripped out the first time.....
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yeah ok i did not strip them and it wasnt the first time
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