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I'm assuming these shops don't want to do it because they don't want to be liable. But those bolts should honestly only really be taking around 7 ft/lbs of torque. Should be fine pulling out the old helicoil and putting a new one in, we do it on C-130s. Honestly id just reinstall the bolts after filling the holes with sealant to help hold it, with a good clean surface and seal those bolts shouldn't be the reason its leaking at all. I mean we use a sealant called B 1/2, and on the B-1 we have air diverters/vortex generators literally just B 1/2 onto the jet, no rivets or fasteners through them, and we're talking about a Jet that goes well over 1500mph and they're a bitch to remove during isochronoical inspections.
2A7X3. Aircraft Structural Maintenance.
Any corrosion (Paint, priming, identification, etc) or Fabrication (Sheetmetal, Fiberglass, Tubing, etc)
questions, go ahead and ask and I'll do the best to respond to the best of my knowledge.
Current : '08 CBR1000RR 20160213
Wrecked: '05 CBR600RR 20151221 RIP
Crashes: 2 minor low speed lowsides, 1 50MPH impact.
Injuries: 0 Broken bones, possible tear in shoulder.