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    Posted: 28 Oct 2019 at 3:00pm
Hi - One of the securing bolts for the engine mount has come loose and worn away the thread holding it in place ( I noticed after a strange vibration whilst idling). I am going to try a tap and die set to re do the thread but failing that any ideas on how to secure the engine mount?
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On my 1979 boat there is a broad steel plate under the engine mounts so, if yours is the same, you should have no problem.
Re-tapping the same dia may well pull out again but if you drill and tap a convenient size larger you should be ok.
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Thanks for that Doug I will give it a try !
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Victoria808 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 Nov 2019 at 3:12pm
FYI Doug tapped an M12 hole - seems to be working fine thanks for your advice.
Cheers Jez
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