In Reply to: Need Help With Thread Inserts. posted by Kimberly on April 11, 2019 at 17:57:34:
Kim -you sure do have a lot of issues with this 8N, and I mean a lot of stripped out threads and parts. In my opinion, mucking around with Keenserts and Helicoils should be done by a qualified machine shop especially if you have no experience doing it. You are not going to do a decent job with your Black & Decker cordless drill and a hand tap. Drilling and tapping into the case will allow chips to fall into the sump - you don't want that - no matter whet steps you may think will collect them. That means dropping the pump and taking the housing to a shop where they can do the job right. I realize cost is important as you are on a limited budget, so, for option #2 I am suggesting you look on ebay, ADS forums, and CL for a used housing and go that way. Someone here may have one to offer you as well. It may be cheaper. Did you tell us where you are located? Maybe one of us could pop in and offer advice & help in person. HERE'S A VIDEO ON INSTALLING KEENSERTS...