That is what I have on my Lexus. I can’t even remember how many times I was yanked off of a job and had to perform an inspection which state law required a rack, must be done very promptly, and by the book took an hour of time. How does that happen? I went to the local auto parts store and bought a universal drain plug for stripped threads in the crankcase. Oversize plugs can be used as a temporary solution to stripped oil pan threads but, eventually, you'll need something permanent. If you have any questions leave them in the comment box below, and I will answer them as soon as possible. Sometimes we need to improvise and the information you shared could definitely help someone in a pinch :). Are you tired of shelling out your precious ducats for an oil change every month? Only other option may be to remove the pan and attempt to remove the plug from the inside. We need to weed out the idiots to see who might actually be able to fix a car one day. Also, don't over tighten it, and use a new crush washer when replacing the plug. Let me know if you have more questions, and keep me posted on what they say, thanks. Have you heard of Eco Plug and do you recommend it? Went to autozone to purchase the oil tite self tapping drain plug as seen in this link Stripped Oil Plug Threads Fix. Eddie Carrara (author) from New Hampshire on May 03, 2017: No, you don't have to remove the pan, and the debris is minimal and can be flushed out by spraying brake clean in the oil pan and rinse it out. Also, no gasket whatsoever on the drain plug. Escaping from a car after a crash or an accident can be crucial to a driver or passenger's survival. Are the threads in your oil drain plug hole stripped? The Time-Sert kit will have a drill bit, inserts, thread tap, and drain bolts. The is the question can the oil pan screw wear out on it’s own because Honda telling me because the car is old 2009 with all the oil changes that can happen I told him Honda mechanics mess up my car. Over tightening the drain plug will eventually cause damage to the oil pan threads and leakage. I prefer to replace rubber o-rings when I change fluids, but I don’t always do it. The rubber plug is used as a temporary fix, and it's not meant to be a permanent fix. Here are the four options to repair a stripped drain plug. I have a 2000 bmw 323i and I need to repair the oil pan drain plug, its not clear to me which time-sert kit I should buy, what size, thread pitch, etc...? Stripped oil-pan threads. I don’t like it, but I can’t change an industry. I can understand a drain plug, say, leaking due to crossed or stripped threads. They don’t tighten it enough, or too much that it strips or they cross thread it. Hand screw the oil plug in.-TIGHTENING THE PLUG AT THIS POINT WOULD MEAN TAKING THE FILTER WRENCH OFF AND PUTTING THE SOCKET BACK ON, SO INSTEAD I COME BACK TO IT. So yes, it can be that simple, as you imply above. Is it that simple? I make a mistake, a wheel comes off a car. During my latest visit I was informed that my oil plug is stripped and the oil pan will need to be replaced before my next service. I’ll tell you how I kept my old car running at little cost. All that is required is a few tools and 10 minutes of spare time. I noticed that the threads on the plug were somewhat flattened. Thus, I ended up at a third Jiffy Lube and they replaced the drain plug and they said all was fixed. It's unfortunate when a customer comes in for a simple oil change and ends up walking out of the dealership with a bill for over $200. I didnt purchase as the guy asked me for the pitch of the plug. Use the ratchet to loosen the oil plug. Options to repair a stripped oil drain plug. Distractions from the job at hand. Improper service ruins most oil-pan drain plugs and the problem is preventable. Tarheel22, Dec 7, 2020 #25. So I would imagine that the success rate at McDonalds would be higher than the success rate at LubeBay, based solely on the workers it can draw based on pay. This is expensive to repair, and can result in a ruined engine. Not a good sign. State inspections are only one of many distractions that exist in a shop. I think he was referring to nylon washers. Is your window stuck? Well, I would say yes to both. What about debris? Are you a truck enthusiast? The oil then tends to oxidize under high temperatures. Sure enough, a wristpin was missing the clip and his lucrative customer pay job went south because of this. So now I'm back at the location where the "repairs" were made. I don’t even touch the oil filter until the oil’s drained completely and I’ve tightened the drain plug back up. I need to change my oil. I took it to a Jiffy Lube near where I was instead of waiting until I was near my usual place. He came up to me later with a wristpin circlip and wanted to know if I was screwing around with him. My wife makes a mistake at her job, someone’s payroll isn’t processed on payday. (Fumoto, etc) Otherwise a time-sert , new oil pan, etc (much more labor and harder to do---------Still, Google for different suggestions and/or try the Search function in this forum. Eddie Carrara (author) from New Hampshire on March 19, 2017: If you call an auto parts store, they should be able to give you that spec. Answer: Yes, you just need to make sure the tap goes in straight. If the oil pan is steel, it's worth a shot. But that’s not to say that what happened to the RAV4 driver is because of those things. Was just having a nosey around and found this conversation....thought I would post my experience as some people simply don't have the cash for a major fix and if your careful most people can home do this. A doctor makes a mistake, my brother has a forgotten drainage tube festering in his abdomen. There are downsides, however, and this article lists the seven main disadvantages. So how does this happen? Oil plugs fall out because the employees that change oil at the quickie-lube places are not mechanics. A guy I worked with did a ring/head gasket job on a Subaru and had to veer off for an inspection. Drain plugs can fall out due to coefficient of expansion. Using a helicoil is one option for repairing threads. Eddie spent 35 years in the automotive business with Honda. Eventually, this catches up and the plug falls out. “Hey Joe, this lady has a question about the brake job you did yesterday.” “I’m busy doing this oil change. Nope, not me. My guess is that your oil drain plug had previously been stripped and repaired with a helicoil. Every now and then, you will find a mechanic who thinks the oil drain bolt should be tightened with an impact gun. Powered by Discourse, best viewed with JavaScript enabled. Run the engine until it reaches normal operating temperature—that is, until the engine cooling fan cycles twice—and check for leaks. Eddie Carrara (author) from New Hampshire on August 21, 2019: Hi .. Now, all was really fixed supposedly, so when the next oil change came I decided to go to a closer JL and they said there is a small leak and they won't touch it because their records show a disclaimer that it had been rethreaded. GPS technology has revolutionized many aspects of life, especially navigation and travel. Improper … If I’m daydreaming or something and can’t specifically remember tightening the filter or oil plug, I bite the bullet and go back under and check it. Never missed yet, but if in a shop I can see where a guy could get distracted. I recommend you do the same and don't let them tell you that it's normal wear and tear, this is usually caused by either over tightening or cross threading the oil drain bolt. The TIME-SERT kit is a bit expensive, but it doesn't compare to the cost of replacing the oil pan—or the cost of replacing the complete engine because you lost all the engine oil. But you need to be conscientious. The pay did not match the time spent. Let me know if you have more questions. Clean the filter plate and hand screw the filter on. Eddie Carrara (author) from New Hampshire on October 17, 2019: You can actually buy expandable rubber plugs for a temporary fix that work well, but it's temporary. Then pay for it. I recommend you try using a nylon or plastic washer between the drain bolt and the pan. Its one of those with essentially a bolt running through a rubber plug. Whenever I install a drain plug I have a wrench in my other hand, and tighten it snug. As I began unscrewing the drain plug, the plug became very difficult to turn before the plug was even halfway out. Your problem is most likely man-made and if you have your oil changed at the same shop consistently, they should fix your issue at no cost in my opinion. A. Expanding rubber oil drain plug. Sheesh, way to go pal. I look at the top 3 best emergency window breakers for cars. If I didn’t close the drain valve, the oil would drip on me as I change the oil filter. You can only train a monkey to do so much. 2001 400 ex, the crankcase oil drain plug is majorly stripped. Thanks for the great advice. Pull everything out from under the car and put the oil in. So as the drain hole in the pan expands faster than the steel plug, the plug can start to loosen up from the engine vibrations and eventually fall out. A $35 oil change gets you a monkey with a crescent wrench. Your engine needs oil to run. Could that work as a cheaper but still good option? Even several days later after changing the oil in my son’s car, I couldn’t specifically remember tightening the bolt, so back under to check it again. Happened to me in my Chevy Cruze. See what was the most effective! Various reasons; threads damage due to repeated overtightening in the past or present, wrong plug thread if it’s been replaced in the past, or as asemaster correctly mentions; distractions. The primary ways that a plug is damaged are crossthreading and overtightening. The focus of this article will be on oil drain plugs and how to solve some of the most common problems associated with them during oil changes. Overtighten the oil drain plug and you can strip the threads out of the oil pan. Oil changers are entry-level. It has been draining oil. I’ve often reused washers with no problem. Can I do this without removing the oil pan? The also sell oil pan drain bolt replacement plugs that work pretty good. Let me know if this helps or if you have more questions. I am going to talk to a local mechanic about the replacements you suggest as well as having a chat with the dealer. Would the time Sert threads work on a 2010 Honda Accord? Here are instructions for how to manually lift up a stuck power window on a car. Not customers, not managers, not even other mechanics. The kit comes with everything you need to produce a professional repair that will last for the life of the car—as long as nobody screws it up again. Eddie Carrara (author) from New Hampshire on June 23, 2020: There are a lot of fixes, some temporary and others are permanent, it really boils down to if you want to deal with the same issue in the near future or if you don't want to deal with it for the remaining years you own the car lol. @Mustangman, if this were the case, only people who go to quickie-lube places would have this problem. I used everything from ozone to car deodorizer bombs, pet odor eliminators, canisters, vent clips, sprays, syringes, liquids and fresh air. That’s going to happen from time to time. ..further to my last post another similar fix we did on a Navara was a tapered bolt same method as previous post but this bolt had an attachment drain nut on the bolt end. Eddie Carrara (author) from New Hampshire on January 03, 2012: We see a lot of mechanics over tighten drain bolts, they are either in a hurry or they will use an impact gun, cross thread the drain bolt or just stretch the treads beyond repair. In that case, they might be reusable. People who go to independent mechanics and dealerships can have this problem too. How could this have happened when they only service my car? Dec 7, 2020 at 6:08 PM #26 #26. What should I do? Changing your vehicle's oil on your own is a cheaper alternative to paying a shop to do it. During oxidation, the molecules of engine oil break down. !” “Yeah, I’ll be there as soon as I finish this oil change.” “Now dammit, I need help!”. I’m not a professional mechanic, but I am a mechanical engineer and do my own car repairs. And the lube rack is where that happens. Which TIME-SERT Metric Thread Repair Kit would i need to. Ensure sump hole is clean, thinly smear liquid metal on the new bolt thread screw in until tight ( don't over do it ) this main bolt is now fixed in place. It adds literally only pennies to the cost of the job. NTB would not change my oil and said to take it back to the place who changed my oil last. That point where the crush washer gives way is what keeps one from stripping the threads and forming a tight seal. Perhaps if a normal length plug will still work, buy one of those drain plugs with a lever on them so that you don't have to remove the plug, just turn the lever. And I am the only ever owner??? Please discuss. Question: Can the Time-Settings be installed into the oil pan of a 2006 Odyssey easily? She can wait.” “No, she’s a good customer and she’s in a hurry, come talk to her.”, “Hey Joe, give me a hand here, this transmission’s falling off the jack, I’m gonna lose it! Question: Would TIME SERT work on a 2002 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport? I typically do the same on my car, but only because the only way to get to the filter is below the car on the back of the engine. Let's find out. Using a Time-Sert repair kit will take about 30 minutes from start to finish with professional results. Great hub...up and interesting. Screw until tight, don't over do it. The sheer stupidity of that is lost on someone, yet they would never dream of going to a restaurant, walking right into the kitchen and telling the cook what he wants for dinner. I stripped the rear oil drain plug on my new to me 2010 YFZ 450R, I saw that a Time-Sert is the best option to go, but do you have to pull the motor to get that done? Eddie thanks for the quick reply, looks like a M12 x 1.50 x 16mm bolt is the match. Keep reading: options 2 and 3 give you peace of mind and they are permanent. Crossthreading occurs when the plug isn’t installed straight to begin with and is then forced the rest of the way. I have a Honda Accord that has been leaking since my last oil change . That is one reason I used to go to the dealership for my oil changes; I knew they used a fresh aluminum crush washer every time. This is why I replace my drain plugs with valves (torquing them to the valve manufacturer’s specification) and do my own oil changes. Whether you've got a Chevy Silverado, a classic 1966 Ford F-100, or a Dodge Ram, there's a truck name for you here on the list. Just found out when I took my car in for an oil change that the last place who did my oil change put in a temp plug without telling me. The threads came out when I was having my oil change They said it was wear and tear that caused that to happen Want to charge me 600!! Fortunately, when I do an oil change, I’m in no big hurry. They put in a new plug, but said I should get my usual place to replace the whole oil pan. Usually a customer will never even know the oil pan or its bolt are damaged until the next visit to the garage, because if the mechanic who caused the problem tells you about it it makes him look like a bad mechanic. Yes, the Time-sert will work on any vehicle if you can find a mechanic willing to install it, it's like it's voodoo to mechanics. All that matters is that the plug is sufficiently torqued. Repair with a helicoil is strong and permanent. The oil pan plug on my 2000 Toyota LandCruiser was stripped over 10 years ago. The sludge forms around the drain plug because the oil in the engine has exceeded its oil change time. Spectra Premium Aluminum Oil Pans … So, do I need to replace the whole oil pan? What should I say to them and how do I get them to pay for whatever I need to be done to correct this problem? It's around $1000. I had a small leak in my sump oil pan .. guy at garage said it the threads inside the pan and not the threads on the new bolt bit I bought.. how could he tell it is inside just by looking at it .. anyway he just sealed it .. can the seal be taken of and can it be sealed again when I get my service/oil change .. You want to make sure that your car is serviced by a thorough, experienced, qualified professional? He is an ASE Certified Master Technician and has bruised knuckles to prove it. The latest plug picture posted on this thread appears of a similar design to the one you mention, KLRCraig, with a nut-and-bolt arrangement, versus a toggle, to expand the rubber circumference. Took my Lexus RX 350 for servicing to the dealer where I bought it and have had it regularly maintained and got the 'stripped bolt' story and an estimate for replacing the oil pan that is over $1K and will waste a full day of my time. Can the plug be drilled out and a TimeSert then be used to repair it? Eddie Carrara (author) from New Hampshire on September 17, 2019: Good info Steve but these links may not get posted because of HubPages guidelines but we'll see. When the battery on a Nissan Micra goes totally flat, the electronic locking system won't work, so you can't open the door. I probably take twice as long as a quick lube place to change my oil…But at least I know it’s done correctly. This is kind of the sequence for me after getting everything ready: The whole thing only takes about 10 minutes so its just a lot smoother to go back and tighten the plug afterwards, but you have to physically remember to do it. The pan drain plug leaks and it appears someone used an oversized bolt and it is leaking. Double that price, you might get some quality. Content is for informational or entertainment purposes only and does not substitute for personal counsel or professional advice in business, financial, legal, or technical matters. B. Juice Weasel and Jimmyh like this. My shop is telling me that even a double oversized plug is to small for the hole. The best way to re install the drain bolt is by hand, and then tighten it a 1/4 turn to crush the aluminum washer. Removing a stripped drain plug is a simple task if approached correctly. Drain plugs can fall out due to coefficient of expansion. Which cars have dominated world speed records since 1980? Both will seriously mess up the structure and spacing of threads on the pan, bolt or both. Cheap labor to do a simple task. Now what? Once the rubber plug is installed, be sure to tug on it and push it to make sure it is installed correctly. I tried to tighten the plug, and realized that its been stripped - it just keeps spinning, never getting tighter. Stripping the threads in the pan can cause the oil to leak out around the bolt. Eddie Carrara (author) from New Hampshire on January 03, 2020: Yes, you can drill and install a new plug if that is an option for your mechanic but if you plan on keeping the car and your mechanic says the only option is to remove the pan then I recommend you replace the pan so you won't have this problem again. Oil Drain Plug Bolt Stripped 04-26-2008, 11:25 AM. Thus, more than one way exists to seal a crankcase with stripped drain plug hole threads; some more MacGyveresque than others! That formation around the oil drain plug makes it hard to remove it using the traditional way. Here I give you all the lessons I've learned so you too can make a nice weekly or monthly profit and have fun learning to flip cars for a living. Keep me posted on what happens. They claimed that my 2005 car is old and that is the reason the threads are stripped. What do you recommend? If any tech told me that the plug came out due to differences in the coefficient of expansion I’d probably bop him one right on the nose. Oil Drain Plug Pilot Point M14-1.5, Head Size 16Mm Application Summary: Ford 2021-97, Jaguar 2010-00, Lincoln 2014-98, Mazda 2007-94, Mercury 2011-97 Application Attributes: may or may not help ?, but its worth a shot. posting a few links that others may find useful: https://www.pelicanparts.com/catalog/SuperCat/0160... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003SER3PA/ref=aag_m_pw_... Eddie Carrara (author) from New Hampshire on September 09, 2019: You'll need to measure the original drain bolt to match it up or call the dealer and ask the parts department to give you the dimensions. You don’t need to be a mechanic to do oil change. An oil pan is made from either stamped steel or aluminum, and either metal can be damaged if the oil drain bolt is over-tightened or cross-threaded. If you consider yourself a consummate professional, and you’re doing the job for pay, you really should do it right. I can let it drain overnight, so by the time I get to the filter, it doesn’t have much oil in it. Nobody likes getting bad news like that, and it’s easier to try to sweep the problem under the rug than it is to tell you the mechanic got your drain plug out, saw that it was damaged, and he can’t finish your oil change until you pay for replacement of the drain pan, which is going to take at least another day since they will have to order the parts, especially if you’re getting your oil changed on a weekend. Damaged oil pan threads are a pain and buying a new oil pan is expensive. I don’t car who you are or what you do, at some point in your career, in the course of doing your job, you’re going to make a mistake. Answer: It will work on all aluminum oil pans. Greenedmc Well-Known Member. There are two types of sockets, 6 point and 12 point. Eddie Carrara (author) from New Hampshire on July 10, 2017: The first thing to do is find your receipt for the last oil change, plus they should have it in their records, but just let them know what NTB recommended, if you can get it in writing, it would be even better. Here's a cheap and easy fix for a stripped oil drain plug thread problem. Plug Installation. Proper maintenance helps prolong the useful years of your car. Nylon washers can probably be reused if they’re not split, but they’re so dirt-cheap to buy by the package that it isn’t worth reusing them. I always kept (still have) packages of nylon washers in various sizes and just tossed them and replaced them. It’s as simple as that. First, install the drain plug finger tight. @Whitey, I have to question that. it doesn’t take much torque to keep the darn plug from falling out, since there’s roughly zero force on the thing. Suppose he has a 99% perfection rate (who in any job has that?) Eddie Carrara (author) from New Hampshire on February 07, 2019: I had the same thing happened to a friend of mine and I told him to present the repair orders for all his oil changes that were done there and argue the point that they were the only mechanics that worked on his car and that one of their mechanics was the cause of the damage. Drain plugs fall out because the people doing the oil changes often don’t use a fresh crush washer. Change the ratchet direction and tighten the filter-NOW I HAVE TO REMEMBER TO TIGHTEN THE PLUG. I don’t eat at McDonalds regularly, but I’ve noticed that the order from the drive-thru window is occasionally wrong. I religiously change the oil ever 5000 miles so going a little longer till I find a viable solution is fine; my mechanic is also investigating. If the head of the plug is getting stripped to the point that a 12 point socket isn't able to grip it, a 6 point socket may work better. Finding a stripped oil-pan drain plug is very common. This is a plus, and there is no need to try to match up the thread pitch or find the right diameter bolt to fit the pan after the repair. They said the drain plug that was put on was too small so they went ahead and rethreaded the oil pan. OP, if it were me in your shoes ?, I would locate the paper work for the oil change, and head back to the dealership, and try to have a word with the manager there. This article explores the life and legacy of former NASCAR driver, Dale Earnhardt. The cost of replacing an aluminum oil pan can easily exceed $500 for parts and labor. This week the low oil light came one - I still had 1500 miles until I was due for an oil change. Usually a rear main leak is pretty drippy so it's noticed right away, plus you should see oil under the car.As for the drain plug being stripped, this is normally a result of cross threading the plug, or over tightening the plug. Stripping the threads in the pan can cause the oil to leak out around the bolt. 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