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Old 08-26-2009, 09:11 AM
bseelbach bseelbach is offline
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Default Re: Stripped studs in exhaust mounting help!

You can buy the supplies needed at most hardware stores. 1/4 20 is available at virtually any place. Check Autozone for a tap kit. I think they have small sets (either metric or standard) that come with 3 taps and a handle for $8-9. A small Ace or True Value will run you $10 for a handle and $4/tap. Make sure to buy a tap handle and cutting fluid as well. If you are not mechanically inclined, I would suggest having someone else help you. Go slow, make sure the tap is 90 degrees to the hole and turn the tap 1/4 to 1/2 at a time and then back it off a bit. You want to make sure that the chips come out.

Your problems will be much, much worse if you break a tap in the hole.
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