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Old 02-08-2011, 12:10 AM   #1
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Unhappy GSXR spark plug problem....

Short story is the thread on the head is stripped, what are my options...?

all help is appreciated.

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Old 02-08-2011, 12:42 AM   #2
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heli coil it...
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take head off....
re-thread it!
put new plugs...
i think.
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Old 02-08-2011, 01:00 AM   #4
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ya, what floyd and mx6er said. i've read about people tapping it with the head still on, but i wouldnt recommend it due to the metal shavings.
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time to pull head and send it to get some upgrades and throw some cams in it

you can pull off doing hela coiliing with head on but u have to be very carefull not to get metal in the cylinder.
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Old 02-08-2011, 08:09 AM   #6
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Hmmm a cammed out gsxr itll fit into pasadena great
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Short story is the thread on the head is stripped, what are my options...?

all help is appreciated.

(06 GSXR 600)
I have some 750 cams that will be an upgrade to the 600 cams- you have to get adjustable cam gears fitted. It's the same upgrade as getting the Yoshimura "Stage 1" cams.

Sam's Cycles have a head for that engine- it will likely be cheaper to just replace the head with a good used one instead of getting it repaired. A helicoil just won't do the job for a spark plug in an aluminum head.
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[QUOTE=camaroz2866;2791630]time to pull head and send it to get some upgrades and throw some cams in it

you can pull off doing hela coiliing with head on but u have to be very carefull not to get metal in the cylinder.[/QUOTE]



make sure that there is NO metal going in the cylinder.. (take it off)
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Old 02-08-2011, 09:08 AM   #11
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or better yet... its time to put a 750 motor on this babe!! LOL...
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It should be able to be fixed while still on the engine, and a helocoil properely installed will actually be better than stock, I have some very high end cylinder heads and they helicoil all sparkplug holes when they are brand new, they also have better repairs than helicoils, timeserts are better, I,m sure I can fix it, would be cheaper than the alternative
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It should be able to be fixed while still on the engine, and a helocoil properely installed will actually be better than stock, I have some very high end cylinder heads and they helicoil all sparkplug holes when they are brand new, they also have better repairs than helicoils, timeserts are better, I,m sure I can fix it, would be cheaper than the alternative
We normally prefer time-serts. Go with this^ Also helicoil will work just fine.
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Blowing spark plugs out of heads was a time honored ford lightning tradition. MANY of the plug holes have been rethreaded using a product called "time certs." Yes, the repairs were done with the heads still on the motor.



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We normally prefer time-serts. Go with this^ Also helicoil will work just fine.
I agree 100%, a timesert is like a internally threaded bushing, where a helicoil is a coil of stainless, kinda like a slinkie, if its done properely they both work well, I have some AFR heads for a small block and they are like $3500 and every cylinder is helicoiled from the factory, in fact all holes even the ones on the end of the heads are helicoiled
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I have actually done them on gsxr 600,s at least 2 with success, and I have the whole kit in stock, If U want me to do it pm me
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I have actually done them on gsxr 600,s at least 2 with success, and I have the whole kit in stock, If U want me to do it pm me
Moses, contact this man if you want it to run better than before. Top notch mechanic...
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I'd Helicoil it.
We've done a bunch and never had any issues, usually can turn it around in a day or so.
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I have actually done them on gsxr 600,s at least 2 with success, and I have the whole kit in stock, If U want me to do it pm me
Mine was one of the 600's and I've run her plenty since then without issue.
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