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    Good machine shop or help with cleaning up threads in Vancouver area

    Hi,

    Wondering if anyone in Vancouver can help me. I've got a 2015 981 Cayman 2.7.

    My issue is that one of the bolt holes in the steering rack which holds the steering rack to the subframe is now threaded. I figured this out when chasing down a vibration when going over bumps and slightly turning the wheel at parking lot speeds and slightly turning the wheel from side to side at speeds greater than 100 kmh. After removing the cover panel for the front subframe I noticed that one of the bolts holding the steering rack to the subframe had backed out on its own. And then when I removed this bolt, there were some shavings that came with it. Also, when tightening the bolt at some point it would become loose again.

    I'm thinking of getting it rethreaded, maybe making the hole bigger to accommodate a bigger bolt or getting a threaded rod welded into the bolt hole and secure the rack to the subframe with a nut instead. Anything short of replacing the rack as it is quite costly for just the bolt hole..

    I am hoping someone can point me in the right direction on where I can get this sort of work done around the GVA.

    Thank you! I would greatly appreciate any help.

    Iggy

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    Re: Good machine shop or help with cleaning up threads in Vancouver area

    Take a look at Time-sert to repair the threads. I've installed them with hand tools. Basically drill, tap and install.
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    Re: Good machine shop or help with cleaning up threads in Vancouver area

    Quote Originally Posted by Greywolf View Post
    Take a look at Time-sert to repair the threads. I've installed them with hand tools. Basically drill, tap and install.
    I'm not sure if I have enough space bigger threads? Do you have a link to what I might need? A lot of things are popping up for time-sert.. thanks!

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    Re: Good machine shop or help with cleaning up threads in Vancouver area

    Not a big deal. You could do a Timesert ++ TIME-SERT Official Threaded inserts for stripped threads, blown out sparkplugs,

    If you are not comfortable with doing this yourself, I would trust Scan Automotive Scan Automotive - North Vancouver Porsche Specialist

    Good luck

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    Re: Good machine shop or help with cleaning up threads in Vancouver area

    FFaust linked the product I was referring to.
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    Re: Good machine shop or help with cleaning up threads in Vancouver area

    I did the exact same thing to my subframe bolts. I bought a tap and die set from Harbor Freight and cleaned up the threads on the bolt and recut the subframe threads. Its not a hard job.

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    Re: Good machine shop or help with cleaning up threads in Vancouver area

    Thanks guys. I think I'll go with the time sert option. I just got a thread pitch gauge to measure the bolt.

    I've just never done this before, but like anything else on this car, I haven't really done much before haha.

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    Re: Good machine shop or help with cleaning up threads in Vancouver area

    Ummm this might be the actual culprit of the vibration .. tell me if you guys think this is how aftermarket control arms are supposed to be.. never had them before so I don't know better

    https://youtu.be/6NLw2lvNrt0

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    Re: Good machine shop or help with cleaning up threads in Vancouver area

    Does indeed seem awfully loose, and could be the cause of the vibration.

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