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Guest Message by DevFuse

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I think I broke my head...

brat ea81 head 1987 helicoil mounting stud

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#1 the.fedora



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Posted 29 March 2014 - 03:56 PM

A few weeks ago I noticed a coolant leak, and tracked it down to an intake manifold gasket -- no problem, just pull the manifold and replace the gasket (or so I thought).  I wound up busting a stuck bolt, and had to drill it out, unfortunately I managed to drill through a head mounting stud in the process -- I didn't notice this, however, until I tried to turn the engine over and wound up filling my cylinders with coolant.


Now, I need to replace a stud, and probably the head as well -- I put a small divot in the bottom of the thru-hole while drilling through the stud, I assume that it is this combination of busted stud, plus divot, that led to coolant in the cylinder.  Does anyone have any advice, or a head (left side, ea81) they can sell me?  I'm in Albuquerque, NM

#2 Crazyeights



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Posted 29 March 2014 - 10:28 PM

I have a good used pair if you get stuck. Shipping would be from 98036, WA.

#3 the.fedora



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Posted 31 March 2014 - 06:50 PM

PM sent

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