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Old 03-21-2012, 09:30 PM
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Hi guys. My oil drain plug won't tighten. It just spins and spins. It had a bunch of plumber's tape on it, obviously a P.O. knew about it. A new oil pan is the only solution that I can think of. Is there a common and cheaper fix?
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they make kits that fix stripped oil pan threads. you retap the hole and then you install an oversized plug. or you could be really hillbilly and weld a nut on the bottom of the pan over the hole and plug it with a bolt and soft washer. no offense to any hillbillys of course.
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they make kits that fix stripped oil pan threads. you retap the hole and then you install an oversized plug. or you could be really hillbilly and weld a nut on the bottom of the pan over the hole and plug it with a bolt and soft washer. no offense to any hillbillys of course.

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drill/tap or get one of those expandable rubber plugs
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Happened to me first time I changed the oil in my 223. Town is a 24 mile round trip so I put a 3/4" length of fuel line over a round head bolt, maybe 5/16 or whatever fit, stuck it in the hole, held the threaded end with vice grips and expanded the rubber plug. There was a washer both sides of the rubber. The free version of the one f250racer suggested. Never leaked a drop.You could double nut it or use a nyloc nut if it made you feel safer......
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yea Buzz, hillbillys are people to. my wife says i am one. GB...great pic! i'm gonna have to remember that one.
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There are two different sized oversized drain plugs sold by parts stores. These plugs cut their own threads, so there is no need to drill and tap.
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