TIME-SERT Kit or Heli-Coil – Honda Head Bolt ThreadsMarch 19, 2011 10:27 am TIME-SERT Kits
- TIME-SERT Insert VS Helicoil brand
TIME-SERT 7111 Summary: Which thread repair company has the strongest, most durable Honda head bolt thread repair? We take a look at the Heli-Coil brand VS TIME-SERT. The information provided here will help Honda owners faced with a damaged engine block to make a decision that will allow them to sleep more easily.
The images included in this article are courtesy of SuperHonda.com which has an excellent review of the Time-Sert Honda headbolt thread repair kit. Their link is in the related section at the end of this article, be sure to check it out. In the image above the Time-Sert is on the left and the failed Heli-Coil is on the right. The Heli-Coil 1130 thread repair kit is a lower cost alternative for repairing stripped threads. As you can see in the picture; the Heli-Coil insert is a thin wire coil NOT a thick insert. If you have this information going in, is there any doubt witch thread repair kit you would opt for? It’s also important to know that if repairing a stripped or damaged thread in the engine block in a Honda that there’s different kits available from Time-Sert. The “first time” repair kit is the 7111 and if repairing the hole after a Heli-Coil has failed, the TIME-SERT Kit # 7111BS is needed. The “BS” stands for “Big Sert” it is Time-Sert’s name for OVER-SIZE. There’s a good reason why TIME-SERT is recommended by leading car manufacturers!