So, my plan is to go to the parts store and get yet the next size up, and some oil, and see if tightening it down will get me what I need (and if it strips, I have a new one to put in). This gentle "re-tapping," and a new crush washer, may help. We went to a non-Honda place and they didn’t replace the washer and it dripped. They did with reservations that it might leak. I bought extras to leave in the car when we have it changed (in case they don’t have the right size). Rubber plugs are not considered as reliable as threaded metal ones. This will stop oil from leaking out of the car when replacing the drain plug. I'm drip-dripping oil at the rear drain plug. In North Dakota at subzero temperatures the heads of the aluminum screws would occasionally pop off when trying to remove them from flux panels on the ends of the wings. So i have a few options: 1. I will grant you that I’ve only changed oil on perhaps three or four dozen different vehicles total, but I’ve never seen one that would be unable to repair on the engine. Reply #15 on: November 06, 2015, 11:48:29 pm. Stripped my oil drain plug threads - like an idiot. Luckily the threads are holding, but I’m sure they are damaged. I guess @brm7675 is not going to clarify what his vehicle is. Leave a clean oil pan under the drain plug overnight to be certain that the leak is resolved. My son in-law had his oil changed and then tried to do it himself and could not get the plug out no matter what he tried. Opps sorry it’s a 2003 Kampala that burns about a quart of oil over 3000 miles but right now levels are fine as I check all fluids weekly. In defense of some of these posts, not all oil pans can be repaired on the car. I simply do not have the time to mess with idiots who screwed this up twice already. Unless I know the “mechanic” personally, I avoid the “Quikie Lube” places for just the problem you cite. I saved the threads though. I fashioned it with a box cutter knife. Could be pan gasket and the leaks drip down to the plug so it just appears that the plug is leaking. Had a fairly good drip. It was strictly a work truck and maybe had the oil changed 5 times when I owned it. http://www.timesert.com/html/drainplug.html. I remain unconvinced that an oil pan in any common road car needs to be removed to repair stripped threads. Well when I removed the drain plug the pans threads were still on the drain plug..I really don't want to buy a new pan($110.00) and it looks as if the exhaust will have to … . 2,672 Posts . Tried replacing with original size plug... was still leaking oil. I just got this bike..I notice when I went to change the oil, there was oil leaking around the drain pug. That seemed to work, but I ended up still getting a leak. so, i'm guess that the oil pan itself has some … It … But as to the OP, so what if the drain plug gets stripped or damaged on removal? 60 Get it as soon as Mon, Jan 11 FREE Shipping on orders over $25 shipped by … Knifenmore, I have a breaker bar that I’d bet will break it loose. Rubber plugs are not considered as reliable as threaded metal ones. 1/2 a teaspoon per day, however it is still leaking. Not just any metal though – copper or aluminum, which are soft enough to conform to the sealing surfaces. This can weaken the threads. Me, being cheap … lol … I make my own oil pan washers from rubber gasket material. I noticed the first time I changed the oil that the drain plug was rounded off and it leaked. Mine had the same issue. If the plug seals, it will last for many years. 11 1 1 bronze badge. share | improve this answer | follow | answered Apr 10 '17 at 22:31. Helicoil insert for new oil pan drain plug . It never leaked a drop. I think primary gasket could be leaking. +1 to @VDCdriver I’ve been the victim of this on a truck bought used. (For reference, very slow means at 10:30 last night I cleaned the area around the plug, and this morning there was a trace of oil seeping out, but no drips on the floor). When I tried to tighten it back, but it keep spinning. These gaskets do not require a lot of torque to seal properly. Hopefully they can get the plug out without damaging the oil pan cause I don’t have the funds for a new pan and I doubt the other options stated here will be offered. That's all. How to install an oversized drain plug. Any ideas what I can do? I noticed it when I did my last oil change and found that the old gasket was cracked. Anyone know what size the drain bolt would be? But it isn’t the best solution for oil drain plugs. BMW reference part #'s: 51-71-8-195-383 Circlip 51-71-8-218-323 Screw plug These two parts are the underbody panel securing screw and metal clip that secures it to the plastic panels. In an effort to save–maybe–20 cents, shops will inadvertently wind up tightening the drain plug too much because they re-used the old crush washer. I’ve had that problem in industrial applications too where cast aluminum housings were used with screwed-in fittings installed. Members Profile. I only tighten as tight as necessary. If it is running down from somewhere above, there will be a trace of oil across the white powder. The … My most recent attempt at repairs was to wrap the Plug 3 times (clockwise) around with Teflon plumbers tape. I am really concerned since I don't want to take the risk of running low on oil and damaging the engine. If you take precaution to use proper torque and don’t over-tighten your oil pan drain plug, you can avoid this repair. Powered by Discourse, best viewed with JavaScript enabled. You can live with it as long as you check your oil regularly. Noticed I had oil leaking from my engine today. Screw until tight, don't … Time Sert inserts are solid as opposed to Helicoil which are a thin coil of wire which may leak or come back out with the drain plug. I ended up using a rubber plug as suggested upthread, and the leak has stopped. As the title eludes to, I have an oil leak and it is surprisingly difficult to determine the source of the leak. If it still leaks you will have to do a oversize plug and or Rethread it. The last thing you want is … Get it out and put a new one in. I really doubt the original oil change claim that the drain plug was rusted, because those threads are constantly covered in oil (it's an 'OIL' pan!) A quick zap with welder fixed it. 3. I’ve seen drain holes with long holes, I seem to recall my daughter’s Civic as being horizontal with a surprisingly deep threaded drain hole. When I got the filters changed and went to put the plug back … Still leaking a little. Since I had pretty much the exact same issue, I can pretty well answer it: There is no magic answer. If your engine oil level is dropping, one of the first things you should check is the oil drain plug to make sure it’s not leaking. I will consider different washer types…would a rubber\silicone one be more advisable than copper/aluminum, or not? got a good amount of shavings out). Rubber plugs, huh? My Honda maintenance requires a new metal washer for every oil change. But it is still leaking (a spot about 9" diam. It’s a temporary fix. Double-oversize is the largest I’ve heard of, and may not be available for all sizes. Was checking today and still have leak. 2. Author Topic: Oil Drain Plug Leaking (Read 10644 times) 0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic. I have already told my wife that, based on her experience I will be doing her oil changes from now on, or we will take it to the reputable mechanic down the street who has done work for us in the past. That WOULD be a nice bit of information! Showing 1-6 of 6 messages . Your order may be eligible for Ship to Home, and shipping is free on all online … Well they can be over tightened. Stripped Oil Drain Plug on 2008 KLR 650. But that wasn’t from over tightening. Try a metal washer (perhaps your maintenace manual has the specs). I highly recommend this product. I had a 69 Dodge pickup that I owned for about 15 years. If properly installed, an oversize oil plug is a viable 'repair' and much easier than pulling an engine just to replace an oil pan with a new one. Every time we’d go out knowing we had to remove the panel we’d call the airframes shop before going and they’d meet us at the aircraft prepared to extract the shanks. im not sure it start stripped when I loosen the drain plug or when I tighten it cause I use a lot of strength when lossen it. Seem like it was coming from Primary drain plug. I’m not counting the first time I encountered a “left-handed” threaded lugnut on my 63’ Pontiac Grand Prix. It can sometimes seep through a tiny crack that dino oil wouldn't get through. They can work fine if you’re careful, but if you’re not committing to doing all the rest of your own oil changes, stick with a metal one. I tightened that up pretty tight; any idea why it's still leaking? We’ve seen a number of posts here where owners are told their oil pans need replacing for hundreds of dollars because the drain hole is stripped. If you are pulling down hard and it is leaking then there is a problem with the sealing surfaces. I’ll bet we have a winner! I remain unconvinced that an oil pan in any common road car needs to be removed to repair stripped threads. Discussion Starter • #1 • Jan 14, 2008. Wrap a rag over the suction end and pull the drain plug. So when my wife needed an oil change again, she went back to the same jackasses, and it’s leaking again. After using this kit, the repaired aluminum oil pan will still accept the original size drain plug M18x1.5. So I replaced it and thought that would cure the problem. I made it home just fine on the 4 remaining lugnuts. 3. Its going to happen, you will take out the drain plug and in the threads is a beautiful corkscrew of aluminum. I've had two different fast lube idiots strip the plug … I made a gasket from an old tractor tire inner tube and tightened it the best I could using a pipe wrench. Well when I removed the drain plug the pans threads were still on the drain plug..I really … 03 Pilot sitting at our local shop with the threads on oil pan stripped, cant/wont take drain plug, getting a crazy cost of over $700 for oil pan replacement. Very easy way to fix a leaking drain plug due to stripped thread is to screw a tapered bolt in with the smallest diameter being the same as the original and similar thread. Go to a site like Rockauto and you should be able to put in your vehicle info and they’ll tell you what kind of gasket/washer to get for your drain plug. An oversize drain plug simply doesn’t cut deep enough threads. This method works for most applications. If you run into one that requires removal, one that could not be repaired with either an insert or an oversized self-tapping plug, and could post a photo, I would certainly reconsider, but until I actually see one I believe the referenced oil pan replacements are unnecessary. If the oil drain plug and gasket appear fine, but the opening in the engine oil pan has damaged threads, consider creating a new opening in the pan. Let it set for awhile. The plug says not recommended for re-use, does thi mean I am going to need to spend 8 extra bucks with each oil change, or are there reusable ones? Repeat from #9 until the inside of the oil pan threads and the threads on the plug … Get a spark-plug repair kit to install a Helicoil - fortunately the drain plug on TL is common thread used on spark plugs and there are kits specifically aimed at that repair. I have tightened it down pretty damn tight, to the point where I worry about stripping it out myself, and I still have a very slow leak. My wife drives an '02 Ford Escape XLT V6 4x4. kits are under $30 and … There are many cars out there where there is simply not enough room to drill and retap and use a thread insert while the oil pan is in the car. In thinking about it, it probably would have been possible to get a plug stuck in there. Replace bolt with thicker bolt? Repair oil drain plugs offer a fast and inexpensive solution to stripped oil drain pan plug threads (oil pan replacement can cost up to $1,000 or more). If so, then pick up one of these Dorman oil pan drain … Double oversized bolt. After using this kit, the repaired aluminum oil pan will still accept the original size drain plug M18x1.5. Replace drain bolt with longer bolt maybe will stop leak? Do you have a rounded-off, stripped, or leaking drain plug? The Drain Plug (PN 2125890) is original, and I put a new orig Washer (PN 2268513) on the Plug. A new plug is ~$3. It’s truly a pain, and an unnecessary expense, but not the end of the world. What burns me is that I have to drive almost 40 miles RT plus pay more for this oil change to happen as the place I got the previous place was next to where I use to work, or otherwise I wouldn’t have gone there. On another note, I've seen where you put a new crush washer on the drain plug and tighten it to specs and it still leaks. I can order a new drain hose kit but I don't use it anyways so trying to clean things up. If the plug seals, it will last for many years. Or is it possible to pull the oil pan without pulling the engine and tranny to take it in and get it Helicoiled? Any other ideas? If that doesn’t do it, see if a double-oversize drain plug is available. Maybe if you want, they can replace the whole oil pan, and with a newer car that might be worthwhile. Frankly, I don’t see how it’s possible to tighten a drain plug that tight. Assuming you have checked the oil level and it is correct even if you reach 6000 miles you are needlessly worrying. They’ll often just install the used one and when it leaks their solution is to tighten the plug tighter. In an ideal world a new one would be installed on each oil change, but the folks who do oil changes rarely do this. (Contrary posts predicting dire, calamatious circumstances from oversize oil dran plug usage welcomed! At the moment, I'm nearly jumping up and down … Discussion Starter • #1 • Apr 25, 2014. You did not state what this vehicle is but just relax until Goodyear has looked at it and see what they have to say. 99 Posts . Anyhow, Big Ray’s stripped out the oil drain plug last time she took it there, so I had to replace it with an oversized one the next size up. The metal washer sometimes will still leak, especially if there’s small scratches on the oil pan surface. It's been parked for 2 hours, leaked a puddle the size of a quarter so far Got under the car, found it's leaking from the bolt on the oil pan from where you drain the oil during a change. My questions are if it can’t be removed what are my options and given I am at 5000 miles what damage is being done with oil with that many miles. Steel in cast aluminum can gall and be a stinker to get out. Having a stripped oil pan drain plug is a very common problem on today’s vehicles. Tried a few things and still leaks. Caravan; had friend change my oil for me; first oil change since oil pan changed (when changed didn’t use gasket, just silicone), it is leaking quite a bit, but dipstick says its ok (i keep checking); i retightened the drain plug and the filter (I think they were maybe using a socket that is too big). So secure a bag of those washers from the dealership and keep it in the car. This gentle "re-tapping," and a new crush washer, may help. If you feel lucky you could ask that they hand tighten the drain plug using a torque wrench, and hand the person helping you a piece of paper with the manufacturer’s torque value. 1. … I don't know why but the plug is hardened steel and the pan is aluminum, you figure out which will give out first. So to make a long story short, as the were changing the oil, the stripped the drain plug and stated they could fix it by retapping the hole and sticking a helicoil in it. I had my motor mechanic Rethread and plug it for me while he was doing my motor. Any shop that does oil changes also has a selection of drain plugs on hand for $5 each. Need a new bolt or something? Make sure its your oil drain plug. Also yes the car is leaking oil through the oil drain plug, leaves a small amount of oil anywhere I park. Note: Option 1 would be used only if option 2 failed or you can’t find a oversized drain plug for your vehicle. Oil leak crankcase drain plug. I put a "piggyback" oil drain plug on my pan and it is still leaking after a few month. He had to take it to a mechanic who used an impact driver to get it out. Taking it back to Big Ray’s is out of the question. Cars and truck built in the 80s and 90s often had steel oil pans that were made of strong thick steel that … I doubt that you will beable to keep going up in the size of the oil plug with out drilling and retaping. This has been very hard to find, I can't seem to get any parts store to match it. An oversize oil drain plug cuts new tapered threads, slightly larger in diameter than the original ones. Everything went just fine, however today I took it to another place to get the oil changed as I am at about 5000 miles since last change. 07-11-9-903-199 Oil pan drain plug If your pan threads were abused enough to fail your bolt threads are now suspect. I chased the threads with an m8x1.25 tap but there's just not enough metal left to get any torque on the drain bolt and it's leaking oil even with a fresh aluminum washer. Anyway, don't panic. First I stripped my oil pan. It’s a temporary fix. Discussion Starter • #1 • Feb 9, 2019. Order Oil Drain Plug for your vehicle and pick it up in store—make your purchase, find a store near you, and get directions. This got the leak down to approx. 380Lover 380Lover. A couple suggestions: Try a new plug and wrap the threads with white plumbers tape and … The rubber seal on the OP’s Impala doesn’t require replacement during each oil change but they get damaged from over tightening. Forum discussion: Hello all, My 1998 Dodge Intrepid ES has had a very slow drain-plug leak for about six months, and after four trips to the shop it's still doing it. Do you have a rounded-off, stripped, or leaking drain plug? Depending on how your drain plug is shaped, a rubber washer? Dorman 090-174 Oversize Oil Drain Plug - M12-1.50 S.O., Head Size 17mm, Pack of 5 3.7 out of 5 stars 54 $13.60 $ 13. It will then become obvious where the leak is. I must have been born with calibrated hands since I’ve never over-tightened or stripped any nuts or bolts in my entire wrench turning career. *Note if you’ve used an oversized drain plug this kit may not be large enough because the hole would have been enlarged. John Wayne: 12/8/01 10:52 PM: Anybody know if there is an oversize self taping drain plug that will work on a 96 Dyna Wide Glide? After completing the oil change, I was draining old oil into canisters for disposal and found a washer which I assume is the washer for the drain plug (which I didn't notice while draining the old oil). I too have never stripped a nut of bolt. I've tightened the Plug to 25 ft. lbs, didn't want to go any tighter and strip out the Pan threads. Find Dorman 65109 Dorman Oil Pan Drain Plugs and get Free Shipping on Orders Over $99 at Summit Racing! 43 Posts . Fix Stripped oil plug on Dyna Wide Glide? I called the previous place who said they doubt it could be that tight, but they will look at it next week. What is the best method to fix a leaking oil drain plug? Ase, with respect, there are self-aligning self-tapping oversize taps that can be used where there’s insufficient room to get a good alignment with a conventional tap kit, and there are also self-tapping oversize drain plugs that use a box end wrench and cut new threads. How to fix a leaking oil drain plug in your car, DIY with Scotty Kilmer. It was still leaking a little, but not enough that it wasn't holding oil. Powered by Discourse, best viewed with JavaScript enabled. First I want to say that my English isn't that good, hope you guys understand. we still don’t know what kind of vehicle it is, It could be one of those where the oil drain plug has a “captive” seal . Each time you reuse the old gasket, the drain plug may have to be over tightened by a hair to seal. Jump to Latest Follow 1 - 4 of 4 Posts. If I was a betting man (which I’m not), I would wager that the source of the problem is the result of not using a new crush washer on the drain plug after each oil change. so I just did my first oil / filter change on my new (to me) '02 KLR 650. The place today told me that the previous place tightened the drain plug so tight they can not get it off without fear of stripping the plug. Next time for an oil change, give them a new washer. If your engine oil level is dropping, one of the first things you should check is the oil drain plug to make sure it’s not leaking. We’ve seen a number of posts here where owners are told their oil pans need replacing for hundreds of dollars because the drain hole is stripped. Well, I guess it would be technically incorrect to say I never broke a screw. An oversize oil drain plug cuts new tapered threads, slightly larger in diameter than the original ones. Took an impact driver to get a plug stuck in there and they removed plug, you can this... 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