Hey folks. I'm replacing the head gasket on my 2001 Sportsman 500. I torqued it down and then found that the hole in the jug for one of the small bolts has stripped. I tried running a thread chaser in there, but it didn't take. How important is it for that bolt to be tight? I assume it's pretty important, but wanted to be sure. Second question - should I try some more thread chaser or do y'all have a better suggestion? And finally, can I still use the new gasket even though I've toequed it down once?
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