Starter bolt stripped out


Old 06-10-12, 11:37 AM
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Starter bolt stripped out

have a stripped out bolt on the starter 14.5 hp briggs ohv / have a 3/8 tap ( old bolt hole is 5/16 ), would it be possissable to drill it out and retap to 3/8 if so what bit size would be proper for the job. or would it be better to go with a helicoil repair and stay with the 5/16 bolt size .
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Old 06-10-12, 11:59 AM
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I would try the helicoil first.
Old 06-10-12, 12:18 PM
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I'll second that suggestion to use the helicoil.
Old 06-10-12, 02:23 PM
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Thanks for the quick responce ,, that is the way I was leaning also ,, but it can't hurt to get a second opinion

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