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    Quote Originally Posted by SupercoolBill View Post
    It has stiff bristles in there. I bought it on Amazon.

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    Neat tool.

    How would you rate overall how well the tool works?

    Here is a link for info on it and how it works with a video. Both metric and SAE available.

    https://threadwizard.us/

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    Quote Originally Posted by JETS 81 DMC View Post
    Neat tool.

    How would you rate overall how well the tool works?

    Here is a link for info on it and how it works with a video. Both metric and SAE available.

    https://threadwizard.us/
    I only used it a few times but it worked great.

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    We stopped by the shop today and filled up the transmission. Man this is the easy way to fill a gearbox!
    Tipped it up to check the input shaft seal. So far no drips

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    Still no leaks so we installed the transmission mounts and installed the transmission onto the engine. This never goes easy it seems. I couldn't imagine trying to do it laying under the car. 🫤

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    Next we pulled the spark plugs out, hooked up a pressure gage, hooked the starter up to a booster pack, and turned the engine over to see if it would pump oil.
    We cranked it over quite a while with no results. Then I remembered that I only dumped like 1/2 a quart of oil into the engine so far. Duh. So I dumped six quarts in, hooked the starter to a battery and cranked it over. Nothing! Now I'm getting worried. I decided to fill the oil pump with oil through the pressure sending unit port by using a syringe. As you may guess this made a mess. I hooked the pressure gage back up and turned the engine over for like 15 seconds. Nothing...wtf. I texted some Delorean experts. One of them said "Keep cranking it takes quite a while" and my wife was googling the situation said she was reading the same thing. "Don't worry about hurting something...just keep cranking till you see oil coming out in the heads. So we kept on cranking until..HEY OIL!!!

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    One thing I haven't mentioned yet. Before we left the shop for the night my wife put the spark plugs back in. I was worried the whole time because I know how easily the threads can get messed up but when even I say something like "Hey be careful, if you mess that up it's a big deal" my wife freezes and just stares at me with this look. You know the look. The "I hate you" look. Lol
    So I kept my mouth shut hoping everything went well. Then it happened. She said "This one isn't going in right". I overreacted saying "So you stripped it out?!?" "That's pretty much the worst thing that could ever happen...if it is stripped out then the motor is screwed!"
    I could of handled it a lot better.
    She ended up storming off and going home. She didn't talk to me until half way through the day today.
    The good thing is she knew enough to stop right away instead of just cranking it in there.
    Today I went to the autoparts store to buy something to fix the threads. I bought what was recommended. It was a tap and thread inserts. Not really what I was looking for. When I got back to the shop I looked at my receipt. $80!!!
    I decided to look on online to see if there were better options. Then I found it. This amazing little device.
    You put it in past the bad threads engage it, then back thread over the messed up threads! How clever! And only $30.00! I'll be returning the other tool I bought.
    So I went to show my wife what I bought and before I could show her she said "A reverse thread repair die?" Aparently she had been doing her own research.
    So here's the tool. It should be here in three days...before the weekend.

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