Spark Plug Inserts/ Helicoil - Where?




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    Default Spark Plug Inserts/ Helicoil - Where?

    Hi All

    I am urgently looking for a helicoil/ spark plug insert in the Pretoria area. Any ideas where I can purchase the insert? I have looked at all the local places,

    A bit of background: I have an old 1974 VW Beetle which I borrowed to a friend. Unfortunately the spark plug for a reason unknown got blown out. This happened twice now after refitting the plug. It might be that the plug was cross-threaded. I know the helicoil/ insert won't be a permanent solution.

    Any advice will be appreciated

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    Default Re: Spark Plug Inserts/ Helicoil - Where?

    There is a Volkspares branch in Van Der Hoff Str in Claremont PTA West. They should be able to sort you out.

    I drove many KM's with a helicoil on one spark plug in my first beetle when I was still an apprentice and money was tight.
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    Default Re: Spark Plug Inserts/ Helicoil - Where?

    Take the engine out, pull the head and get an engineering works to install a helicoil. Also check that the studs that holds the heads are also not pulling from the block. Many had the issue and then the engine made a puff puff sound due to leaking compression..

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    Default Re: Spark Plug Inserts/ Helicoil - Where?

    Thanks, Volkspares also wanted me to remove the cylinder head.

    I found a spark plug insert at The Screw Man,

    Regards

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