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I have striped head bolts on1998bmw 520i.is there a helly coil solution?

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Yes, you can use a heli-coil kit to repair the threads in the engine block, make sure that you do use the right size drill bit that is required by the heli-coil kit, and be sure to use steel thread inserts.

Posted on May 10, 2010

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Hi...yes there is but make sure that you get a professional to put them in as they are very awkward and sometimes they do not take very well...hope this helps

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Yes there are many different types of coils that you can replace it with, if it were me i would google the thread size to find the same type. if you can't find the same thread then you can replace it with a standard coil

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