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Meyer E60 stripped motor bolt threads

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by jk4718, Feb 24, 2015.

  1. jk4718

    jk4718 Senior Member
    Messages: 597

    When I last replaced the motor the one bolt stripped, so I just left one in. That worked for two years and now the second hole is stripped. I tried the second set of bolt holes and can't get those to work. Does anyone have a fix for this? Being cast I assume that the hole couldn't be sleeved. My only thought is trying the impossible task of finding slightly larger bolts and re-threading.
  2. jasonv

    jasonv PlowSite.com Addict
    from kannada
    Messages: 1,122

    Well, re-threading and sleeving are effectively the same thing. Drill the hole larger, thread it larger, and either insert a sleeve, or just thread into the new threads. I would be inclined to get the holes welded full, drilled, and re-threaded the same size.

    Note: nothing all that special about cast aluminum. It isn't like trying to drill and thread cast IRON, that would be... unfun. Possible still, but not enjoyable like any kind of aluminum or mild steel.
  3. TJS

    TJS PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,440

    Time sert comes to mind if you cannot weld and re tap.
  4. kimber750

    kimber750 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,676

    Why not just buy a new cover? Two bolt to take it off. Also give you a chance to clean out the sludge that will be laying in there.
  5. jk4718

    jk4718 Senior Member
    Messages: 597

    Thanks for the info. Order time for a new mounting plate was over a week, so I swung into Fastenal. Got two sleeves, tap and bit for $26 bucks. With two motor bolts into there it should hold together just fine. Thanks again.
  6. jasonv

    jasonv PlowSite.com Addict
    from kannada
    Messages: 1,122

    You're welcome.

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  7. mcquin35

    mcquin35 Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    Drilled and tapped mine.