Not the brew....or the smoke....anymore...these days. And yes, the Germans can indeed see most things as quite serious...but not always humorless. Depends on the person, as it does with all of us.
Yours is the second comment on my response above.......I find this strange. Seems like some of you expected me to argue about this question, to Heli or not to Heli... I must impress you all as the one on the forum who always needs something to argue about. Not much to argue about , though, on this subject. Heli-coil is always better, if you can get the kit, and....afford it. The "Form a thread" is cheaper and in the states at least, more available...but not better. So I bowed out of the discussion...got to be better things to do with our time than argue over something that just isn't important enough to argue about...or? Especially when the other fellow is correct.
If you have followed even half of my boring blog, you will see that I have been at heart a "Hot Head" and not the least bit cautious about getting myself into some stupid mess, of my own making....but I'm trying to slow that down now, as, in retrospect, most of the things I got all hot and bothered about in the past just weren't in actuality, important enough to get that worked up about. Maybe it is better to save the energy for something that is really important...and to Heli or not....just isn't that important.....
So now you and half the world know why I might just slowly not see any sense in getting getting my shorts tied in a knot about Heli-coils today...I'll just wait for the weekend and tease some biker about his Harley, instead......:wink: