Tip & How-To about Chevrolet El Camino
Have you ever been there??? Been where you ask??? Well been at the end of a job with just one screw left to be installed as a last and final touch to a door skin or some other type of trim molding and found the hole was stripped out and the screw you have to put into the hole is "swimming" in the hole due to it being oversized? you try using a self tapper screw and same results too loose not dependable to secure anything appreciable.
Ok I have a quick and easy savior for all you guys out there in
Go into your tool box or small parts/screw cabinet and pull out a cotter pin and that same self tapping screw that is a bit smaller then the stripped out hole, bend the cotter pin out straight and form an "L" shape with it...insert the small L angle shape into the hole... then with a little finess work the self tapping screw into the hole at the same time allowing the screw to be buffered off the cotter pin on the side of the hole, thread the screw into the hole holding the cotter pin steady and "Walla" screw goes down tighter then it ever fit before, if need be get your dykes and clip off the excess cotter pin material left outside the hole.
Hope this works for you.
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E60 Removing And Installing, Sealing Or Replacing Oil Sump (M54)
Necessary preliminary tasks. -
- Remove intake filter housing
- Remove guide tube for oil dipstick
- Lowering front axle support
- Drain off engine oil
- Disconnect plug connection to oil level sensor.
On vehicles with automatic transmission:
- Detach oil lines from automatic transmission and from oil pan.
- Unfasten oil pan screws at transmission and engine ends.
- Lower and remove oil pan.
Sealing faces clean and free of seal debris.
Apply approx.3 mm wide, 2 mm high coat of Drei Bond 1209 sealing agen to the area around seams.
Or take it to a dealer....
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