> Out of interest, where abouts did you get this helicoil kit from?
I got mine from a small local iron mongers, halfords and other BIG retailers don't sell them.
> Now on to the sump and see what I find there.
thats were I used the same kit on my area on the c20let, long sump bolt made the block crack instead of stripping the thread. so had to use liquid metal to fix and fill in the hole, use 6.3mm drill bit (1/4"), tap and then helicoil.....but it still leaking oil around the sump gasket. Will have to use more sealent next time as its right on no5 end cap area.