2018 250SXF stripped oil filter cover threads.

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9/18/2018 12:30 PM

Went to tighten down the cover for my oil filter and pulled the threads out of the bottom bolt hole. I drilled, tapped it and used a helicoil. The only thing I don't know is if it's like Yamahas where oil runs through there where I drilled out. Do I need to do anything else or should it hold? I let it sit tight overnight and loosened and retightened it was fine, but I haven't ran it yet.

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9/18/2018 12:59 PM

Oil doesn’t touch the bolts. You should be fine.

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9/19/2018 1:40 AM

What Carlino said......had this happen on my 13, I helicoiled it and it was good to go!

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9/19/2018 9:18 AM

Invest in a torque wrench

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