There is a big difference between the and 3/8, but with only the alternator removed, I gained access to the port but not clear access. After measuring the hole, I erred towards the smaller but after chasing the thread, it still didn't feel quite right. After removing all the other equipment and then jacking up the motor I could see that I had actually only cut a thread into the broken fitting.
The only fitting I could find on the weekend was a 3/8NPT by hose. The difference in the hose was made up by using epoxy and double clamping. Epoxy is the king of emergency repairs - duct tape the prince.
Friday, August 21st, 2009 AT 1:08 PM