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Post  milford59 Sat 05 Jun 2021, 2:07 pm

I managed to strip one of the threads on a cylinder stud - I guess I was tightening them up too much - I thought maybe a new stud would do the trick, but when I fitted the new stud , it’s still not tightening properly - the thread in the boiler must be damaged. I have done the same on one just below the rear cover, but that one won’t even unscrew fully - I don’t know what’s going on....but I know that I will have to remove the cylinder to take a look, and maybe the next step is helicoil....very dissapointing, as I thought everything was going well.....

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Post  lynnr Sat 05 Jun 2021, 2:50 pm

Talk with STW before you do anything.
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Post  Mark the spark Sat 05 Jun 2021, 3:01 pm

My friend had two damaged/ striped holes in the boiler so i made 2 custom studs one end with the metric end for the clyinder nut and the other end with a taperd imperial end . We drilled the hole in the block slightly bigger to clear the new stud put it together and everything was fine
So dont panic it can be repaired

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Post  milford59 Sat 05 Jun 2021, 3:25 pm

Thanks Lynn and Mark - I will phone Will on Monday and see what he advises.

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