Main Motorcycle: 1998 Sprint Executive
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
Extra Motorcycle: You're kidding right?
Kit, I've had good luck with the Helicoils...one of the guys at work swears by Timeserts. Each has pluses and minuses. Timeserts are pricey but seem to be better for applications where you need a bit of precision. The flange is nice and they dont back out when unscrewing a bolt ...that sometimes happens with Helicoils. I think GM recommends Timeserts if that matters to you, but Helicoils have been around forever and have fixed a lot of stuff. For your budget, and application, I'd likely go with Helicoils. If this were headwork, I'd probably go Timeserts.
My experience with helicoils is that I'd recommend you stick with the actual Helicoil brand and not an imitation of it. The noname version Helicoils usually have crappy taps and insertion tools that make the job a bit more difficult than need be.
Good luck on the repair.
Dave - 1998 Sprint Executive