spark plug hole stripped

bought a 94 sprint and the spark plug hole is stripped. how should i fix it??

thanks!

kev

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They sell rethreading kits at discount auto parts, auto zone, etc....There is one specifically designed for spark plug threads.

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Kevin B. /
kev OP

cool....ill check it out!!

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IM_THE_DARK_RIDER /

they are clled helicoils or something close to that they cost 38.00 for a kit

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Of course keep in mind that a used cylinder head won't cost much at all. So you can replace it if needed.

Grey

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I don't even think they were that much at my local store. Like 15 - 20 bucks.

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Kevin B. /
kev OP

yea... i went to autozone and saw the heli coils. then i thought i should just get a new head.. my old head had a heli coil in it..

can i get a 18mm sparkplug? the hole is still there and i bought a chaser. do they make 18mm spark plugs that will work in mopeds?

thanks alot!

Re: spark plug hole stripped

i've never seen an oversized plug for any vehicle.. and i doubt 18mm would do it.. probably need closer to 20mm.

if you sprung for a chaser, it makes me wonder how bad are the threads?

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IM_THE_DARK_RIDER /

a chaser just follos origanal threds well use an a- head lol iv done it b4

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John Joedicke /

Yes you can get bigger mm plugs. believe they are 18 mm as you said. See if the autoparts has a cross reference. I would just helicoil the head if the chaser doesn't do the job and look around for a used head from somewhere.

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no kiddin.. i gotta ask next time im in a store.. might come in handy.

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Kevin B. /
kev OP

yea... i am going to helicoil it and i ordered a new head from themopedjunkyard!!

Thanks for the help!!

kev

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