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How do I replace a rusted out threaded grease fitting on my omc 165 i/o? I bought new fittings but now the hole is too big.

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You will need to purchase a Heli Coil kit. This kit will allow you to drill the hole to a larger size, then a special tap in the kit will rethread the hole to a special thread size, then the helical (threaded insert) will be installed into the larger hole, restoring the threaded size back to what it once was. Great tool, used it many many times.

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