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Coolant bleed valve gasket

Just wondering if any one has a problem with the bleed valve screws not tighting down enough. I seem to have one that feels like it is stripped inside the plastic housing. I dont see coolant leaking but I also dont want any air bubbles to creat in the system.

Has any one found a solution to this kind of a problem, like is there different gakests then those green paper wax feeling ones or does any company make a aluminum housing to have a real bolt and cooper gasket?

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Just wondering if any one has a problem with the bleed valve screws not tighting down enough. I seem to have one that feels like it is stripped inside the plastic housing. I dont see coolant leaking but I also dont want any air bubbles to creat in the system.

Has any one found a solution to this kind of a problem, like is there different gakests then those green paper wax feeling ones or does any company make a aluminum housing to have a real bolt and cooper gasket?

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i used a small o-ring,,

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I, for one, have not had that problem
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Just wondering if any one has a problem with the bleed valve screws not tighting down enough. I seem to have one that feels like it is stripped inside the plastic housing. I dont see coolant leaking but I also dont want any air bubbles to creat in the system.

Has any one found a solution to this kind of a problem, like is there different gakests then those green paper wax feeling ones or does any company make a aluminum housing to have a real bolt and cooper gasket?

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i used a small o-ring,,
like a small rubber O-ring?

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Now when I try to tighten the screw it just keeps spinning and after a ride I can see some moisture around the housing. Im really hoping the air isnt going into the system to keep get an air pocket at the water pump.

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I had this problem. I installed a small heli coil in the stripped out hole and then found some steel flat washers at Home Depot that had a rubber gasket molded on one side. A stainless steel bolt for the plug completed the assembly. End of problem forever.

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I had this problem. I installed a small heli coil in the stripped out hole and then found some steel flat washers at Home Depot that had a rubber gasket molded on one side. A stainless steel bolt for the plug completed the assembly. End of problem forever.
thats a great idea using the heli coil, thanks.

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Has any one else tried to solve this issue. Its seems like the plastic just crubles away when you try and tighten the screw down. I tried using a rubber gasket with no luck and im thinking of expirementing with a aluminum heli coil and one of the spare stripped housings.

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I am experiencing the same issue, so may i ask what this aluminum heli coil is and where can i purchase it?
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I am experiencing the same issue, so may i ask what this aluminum heli coil is and where can i purchase it?
Its threaded inside and out that way the helicoil stays in the plastic housing and then the new bolt screws inside the helicoil. This way the bolt threads into aluminum and not the plastic that just crumbles apart.

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