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Hey guys, I'm wondering if maybe someone here has seen a case like this, I hit a piece of something on the highway (luckily didn't crash) and it hit my oil pan and oil cooler, I lost all my oil and noticed it leaked out of the small oil cooler hose, the problem is, the hose didn't break, but the bolt that tightens it to the oil pan kept spinning after I tried to set it tigth, it's not leaking any more, but I'm afraid that it migth be the oil pan that is stripped and not the bolt, I'm not sure if a Helicoil would be a good solution, since those bolts have little holes in them that allow the flow of the oil, rigth?
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The bolts are hollow and the little holes are inside the hose fitting. You should be ok with a heli-coil.
 

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The bolts are hollow and the little holes are inside the hose fitting. You should be ok with a heli-coil.
Thanks jeff762, I'll give it a try, it's my first time using a Helicoil, do I need to know the exact diameter of the bolt fitting or something in particular beforehand?
 

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For helicoils just measure the width of the thread and that will determine the size of the helicoil insert to use.

Also, double- and triple-check the casing around where the bolt screws in to make sure there is no hairline crack from the impact. If there is, the crack would probably need welding ... I don't think I'd trust JB Weld or similar in an area like that which carries a high flow of oil.
 

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For helicoils just measure the width of the thread and that will determine the size of the helicoil insert to use.

Also, double- and triple-check the casing around where the bolt screws in to make sure there is no hairline crack from the impact. If there is, the crack would probably need welding ... I don't think I'd trust JB Weld or similar in an area like that which carries a high flow of oil.
Thank you so much for your help, I'll drain I'll get the helicoil and take a deep look at her this weekend, hopefully there's no further damage. 🤞🏼
 
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