Location:Grand Rapids, Michigan, US,
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Item:285485379333time-sert m14x1.5 honda oil plug fix. time-sert m14x1.5 honda oil plug fix. I used this one time to fix the oil drain plug on a Honda Fit that the quick lube stripped out and tried to repair with an oversize plug but even that was too loose and the oil dripped out and nearly destroyed teh car. I was never so angry at technical incompetence. Not my car, a friends. It can be done entirely by hand on the Honda aluminum pan, which is quite soft. It's a pretty simple 3 step process. I gripped the drill in a small vise grip to make the initial cut. I do not recommend using a power drill, The drill is very sharp and a small misalignment will hog out the hole. Just visually lining up the drill to the axis works, just be careful. It will feed in and cut a clean hole. The countersink cuts a small chamfer and takes quite a few turns until it reaches the seat. The insert tool should be oiled (as marked) to prevent the insert from sticking to it. When the insert is threaded all the way in, the tool should be turned a couple complete turns beyond that to expand the deep end of the insert and secure it inside the hole. I put an air hose down the dipstick tube to blow chips out the hole while I was cutting the threads and drilling. I washed it out at the end with a half cup of gasoline and more air. I paid $175 plus shipping. I used 1 insert. There are 4 more in the kit. You can do it. The biggest pain with the Fit is getting a standard floor jack under it. Be sure to use jackstands.