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    if you only need a month strip some elctrical wire and wrap the strands around the plug thread. mix some araldite or similar epoxy resin coat the plug threads and screw it in. leave overnight and it ought to be good 'til the new engine's done. spray some carb or brake cleaner on the heads thread and blow it dry before gluing the plug in.
    it's a bodge but it usually works, as long as you don't want to change plugs again on that head. good luck.
    need a job done on your project? i may be able to help.

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    sounds more of a bodge than re tapping.. whats up with tapping it, as long as im carefull with the metal flakes

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaiscott98 View Post
    sounds more of a bodge than re tapping.. whats up with tapping it, as long as im carefull with the metal flakes
    ... you haven't got a helicoil/tap kit, your cars no-where near tools, and you said you only want it to last a month before the new engine is done...!

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    Quote Originally Posted by thisYup View Post
    ... you haven't got a helicoil/tap kit, your cars no-where near tools, and you said you only want it to last a month before the new engine is done...!
    yep, that's about it mate. and i did say it's a bodge so.....
    need a job done on your project? i may be able to help.

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    yeah, i can get a bus to town to get a tap kit, i found one at a shop nearby, so i can sort that out. As much fun as bodging is, and trust me my whole car is bodged, when it comes to an engine that could break down anywhere, id like one less chance for that to happen

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    You want a quick and dirty bodge, why didn't you say?
    Go buy an NGK 3020 spark plug. It has 18mm threads instead of the standard 14mm. Just screw it in. It should cut enough threads into the soft alloy to stay in place for quite a while, but you may still have metal filings going into the bore.

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    Had the same problem on my Grandsons Saxo bought a tap and insert kit off ebay only cost about £6 you get 4 different length inserts , used grease on the tap to hold the swarf then spun the motor over to blow out any bits that might have gone into the cylinder
    It worked a treat that was 6 months ago had no problems since

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    got a new cylinder head, dropping the engine, my grandad ran a load of tools up for me, should be fun, will be up late tonight...

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    You'll have it buttoned up come bed time mate. It aint hard.

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    should do, oils out, fuel line off, wires disconnected, just getting a jack under it and undoing the gearbox bolts.

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