While changing the hoses and thermostat I stripped one of the bolt holes(using a 1/4 ratchet, go figure) for the thermostat housing, I was wondering what or how to fix this. I don't think there is enough metal to insert a helicoil maybe tap to the next size...any ideas would be appreciated
Also, you can possibly use a longer bolt and get to deeper threads, or you could possibly drill it deeper and tap it for the original threads?
I was able to thread a bolt(6 x 1.0) that is about 1/2 inch longer and snug it up. I don't know what else is stripped out on this car (Seems a "Shade Tree" mechanic had his hands all over it and didn't know crap about it)