Or retap the hole and try the same plug. While the job of replacing the lower pan is technically easy, it does take some time to really clean off and prep the mounting surface to get a good seal with the CIPG. I have had good results with independent shops taking responsibility for goof-ups. Stripped Oil Pan Bolt! He dropped the transmission only to find that it was the heater core that was leaking. I have an 05 with over 230k miles. During winter fun driving, hit drain bolt on a rock and distorted the thread for the drain bolt. Discussion Starter • #1 • Sep 28, 2013. Of course, this is not done without risk. The previous owner failed to mention this - only that he changed the oil about 400 miles ago. The drain plugged is stripped, however, and we didn't proceed with the change as we didn't know if the bolt would securely fit back in. @jtsanders–I am about the same level and yet I don’t strip drain plugs. Ok, stop laughing now. The plug was one of those slightly oversized rethreading bolts. Who is responsible, me or the mechanic. It is purely, totally, absolutely the fault of the tech(s) that changed the oil. Never used a torque wrench either on them. If the dealer considers the car they sold you as “old” when it’s a 2005, that says little for cars they are selling and their confidence in them. Then tap the hole using the tap provided in the kit for the 5/16-24 UNF threaded insert. This type of socket is appropriate for square applications. 6.0L oil cooler bolt stripped in oil pan. Are the threads on the plug stripped or is it the threads in the pan? Links to products that would definitely work? Stripped oil pan bolt? Discussion Starter • #1 • Jan 25, 2012. Age has nothing to do with it. I wanted transportation because I had an event to attend that evening and 2) I wanted the problem with the drain plug resolved. The plug catches on a few threads part way in but is loose when fully screwed in. They claimed that my 2005 car is old and that is the reason the threads Stripped oil pan sump plug Discussion in ' E90 Saloon / E92 Coupe / E93 Convertible M3 (2008-2013) ' started by JosephB , Aug 6, 2018 . She informs me and I suggested to take the car to my place so I … Step 3 I agree. You could retap the hole and use a bigger drain plug. Second, there is absolutely no legitimate reason why an oil pan should be replaced becauise of a stripped fill hole. So I had to replace the oil pan. My biggest complaint ? Not sure how, I wasn't even putting much torque on the bolt when it went. What's the best way to get it off? The dealership tightened the plug too tight and stripped it. The rethreading bolt was a M12x1.75. Anyone hav I may yet achieve a leak free TR6. He took the radiator to a radiator shop and had it repaired at no cost to me. The shavings were silver in color, although I'd imagine that both threads are the same color. I drained the oil, put blue loctite on the threads of the fumoto valve, screwed it up into the oil pan, and then let it set up over night. It doesn't help that the oil drain hole's threads are aluminum and the drain bolt is steel.. The sludge forms around the drain plug because the oil in the engine has exceeded its oil change time. 8 Posts . The main reason why an oil drain plug gets stuck is due to sludge. Remember also that the dealer techs changing oil are one step up from washing the new cars. The kit tool is used to install the insert in the threaded hole. If the threads are completely stripped it can even lead to the drain plug not fitting at all which would leave your engine completely empty of oil and unable to be ran. I lack dexterity with my hands, but if I can remove a drain plug and replace it without damaging threads, anybody else should be able to do this. I want to check to see if the casing threads are stripped, or just the bolt. @Triedaq, you may be the same technical level , but you are much more mature than any 17 year old. I had a similar problem with a Ford dealer. Just to continue your theme of “good mechanics”. Experienced technicians are better used for repairs. Then reinstall the original fastener. They found nothing wrong, gave me an extended warranty for future work and apologized for the inconvenience, informing me that, well, you have new gaskets, coolent and a free oil change. During oxidation, the molecules of engine oil break down. Fortunately, there is a fix for this, Heli coil inserts as seen on the tip of the black tool second from left in the picture. I looked for a 15mm tap locally but couldn't find one. Note! It’s sold at every parts house in town specifically for this kind of problem. 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