Help! Blown out Spark Plug with Helicoil Attached

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  1. yuri rick

    yuri rick New Member

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    driving along today i had a loud pop then a shudder i pull over a checked the engine to find the spark plug had come out of the #1 cylinder with a helicoil on the spark plug so being the genius i am i tried to put another helicoil in and the whole thing dropped into the cylinder i got i back out by the grace of god. is the a way to repair it or am i going to cry if anyone can help i would be very grateful
     
  2. Nathan

    Nathan Founder

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    Welcome, thanks for joining Motoring Alliance, the FUN and Friendly MINI Community.

    What year and model please.
     
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    Possibly a Time Sert insert would work and Welcome to Motoring Alliance the onlyest MINI Forum you'll ever need !!
     
  4. Metalman

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    There are a few thread repair products available...
    I've never had a great love for the wound wire concept Heli-coil came up with....
    In my shop I use a product call Keensert, that drive 4 sharp splines into the outer threaded hole which prevents the threaded insert from backing out.... I've never had a situation like yours with this product...

    Here is a comparison of the three leaders...

    Heli-Coil® | Keensert® | Keysert® | Acme | Comparing threaded inserts
     
  5. Nathan

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    Love the video!

    [ame="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PY93544H1V0"]Acme Keylocking Threaded Insert for Thread Repair vs Heli coil Inserts - YouTube[/ame]
     
  6. yuri rick

    yuri rick New Member

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    sorry she's an 06 naturally asperated
     
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    yuri rick New Member

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    thanks for replying so quickly you all she's an 06 regular cooper no turbo or super charger so even though the new helicoil drops in th existing hole it can be repaired with out buying a new head?
     
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