- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box above.
- Better answers use proper spelling and grammar.
- Provide details, support with references or personal experience.
Tell us some more! Your answer needs to include more details to help people.You can't post answers that contain an email address.Please enter a valid email address.The email address entered is already associated to an account.Login to postPlease use English characters only.
Tip: The max point reward for answering a question is 15.
changing the oil drain plug is actually normal maintenance. they are used and abused so over time they will start to leak. easiest way to know if it was stripped; next time you change your oil take a good look at the threads on the oil pan. are they rounded or kinda sharp? if it was stripped its not a big concern as long as it was re-threaded properly and the correct size and thread type installed afterwards. you cna get all the proper tools too do this your self at your local auto parts store.
Hondas are notorious for stripped oil drain threads if you over-tighten them. Remove the drain plug and take it to an Auto Parts store and have them check the size in mm and then tell them to check the pitch. Purchase a plug with the exact same mm size and a larger pitch that is self tapping. Oil-Tite makes them. Use thread cutting oil and slowly go in and out until the threads are all cut. Clean the threads out and it should not leak. If it does use a fiber gasket and it will seal. If the threads inside the pan are not stripped and the drain plug itself has the stripped threads you can buy a replacement at almost any parts store. Another option is to use just buy a larger drain plug and the use a tap & die to cut new threads in the il pan that match the new drain plug you bought.
Oil pan replacement is the last option. There are a couple alternatives. Usually, the hole can be re-tapped (new threads cut) and an over-sized plug can be screwed in. This is the preferred method. There are expanding rubber plugs that can be inserted in the hole. These are nice because it doesnt matter how bad the threads are stripped, it will seal. Most auto parts stores have solutions for this type of repair. One thing to pint out - it is not necessary torque these plugs tight. 10 ft-lbs of torque is usually all that is required.
Most auto parts stores have a solution for this problem. Explain the situation to them, they will sell you a self-tapping drain plug that cuts new threads. This will replace your OEM drain plug. I have used them several times, they work if directions are followed. These drain plug replacements usually come in 1, 2, and 3 "oversize" sizes. Not difficult to install, not expensive. Good luck.
The dealer would replace the oil pan instead of fixing the threads.
assuming car is leaking oil not burning it [blue smoke] look under car and check where oil is coming from if done at a shop should have brought back so correction could be made --if coming from filter area possible wrong filter -cross threaded -loose -or missing/doubled gasket=if coming from pan area drain bolt same -loose -cross threaded-missing gasket-
I assume you are turning the oil plug clockwise? If you have already fully seated the plug (all the way in), and it is still turning, you have either cross threaded and have stripped the plug threads or oil pan threads.
Take the plug back out and look at the both the plug threads and oil pan threads. Are there shiney small metal shavings or new thread markings? If so you will may need to remove the oil pan and those metal shavings, as those shavings could be detrimental to your engine/parts. You could possibly without removing the oil pan, use a small magnet-inserted into the hole, along with a flashlight and small mirror to check your progress, and retract the shavings out of the pan; but there is a chance of missing some.
Unfortunately, you may have to replace the plug (which I would try first $$ wise) and see if that works. If not attempt to tap the pan hole and try the new plug. If not then you are looking at either tapping out the pan hole to a bigger size and buying a bigger plug OR repacing the oil pan. Someone may have over tightened the plug causing this. It is only suppose to be tightened 15-20 ft lbs.
Let me know if this worked, or if you have additional information of questions. Feel free to contact me on FixYa.com!
under the car you need to remove the bolt in the oil pan drain oil. remove the oil filter.
replace the oil plug (bolt) make sure not to cross thread it(or it will leak)
open the new oil filter add 1/2 a bottle of oil make sure to rub oil on the o ring and replace the filter makeing sure not to cross thread it.Then add the remaining 1/2 plus 3-4 qts. of oil. You should check with the owners manual for the recemended amount of oil needed for your car type.