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I was torquing my harmonic balancer tonight and the durn threads in the end of the crank stripped. I put a little piece of that metal thread repairer and it torqued up fine (85lbs). Should I be concerned about this since I got it torqued? I'm not worried about it coming off, I just don't want that piece of thread repairer (It's VERY small) to cause things to get the shakes.

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My only concearn would be that it might throw everything out of balance. But being such a small amount probably shouldn't hurt anything. Since it's torqued, my guess would be that it should stay.

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Are you talking about a Heli-Coil? If so, no worries...

Also, you can go to a slightly longer bolt...usually there's some room from the bottom of the stock bolt to the tapped hole bottom....that way you would engage the crank threads as well as those in the Heli-Coil...

You won't have any vibrations unless the balancer comes off; then, vibration will be the least of your problems...*G*

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How many threads are gone? Had that happen to me several years ago, lost about three threads, left them off and put the balancer and bolt on. No trouble with it since.

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