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Old 11-21-2007, 18:18   #1 (permalink)
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Stripped drain plug

Can anyone tell me the best way to handle this situation. The clowns at valvoline stripped my drain plug!, i don't trust them to fix it, so should i get a oversized plug that is self tapping or put in a new pan and everything and charge them for it! any help is appreciated.
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Re: Stripped drain plug

A new pan is really the best option. I've always had trouble with the self tapping plugs.
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Old 11-22-2007, 21:06   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Stripped drain plug

G'day,
I agree, get a new, or at least a good condition used pan. Alternatively, you could drop the pan and weld a nut, with the correct thread for your drain plug, inside the existing drain plug hole, this would be a lot stronger than the existing thread in the oil pan too.
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Old 11-27-2007, 06:51   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Stripped drain plug

Well from what im getting from you post that just the plus is stripped. There would be no need to buy a new pan I honestly think that the "clowns" at where ever would strip it with out fixing it..


You can get you a Bionic Wrench to take off the stripped nut then but a replacement bolt for like 5 bucks at the dealer
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