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Oil pan will not quit leaking after replacing stripped drain plug

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  • Jason Johnson May 11, 2010

    How was the drain plug fixed? Larger bolt? Was a new type of gasket used? Helicoil?

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Did u change da oil pan gasket! are the bolts torqued right- they are tighted also in a sequence-get a haynes manual @ discount A or go to library under 629 automotive and start readin so u dont end up a victum

Posted on Jul 28, 2009

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If it IS Leaking from DRAIN PLUG and You Can Not RE-TAP New THREDS into it ( REPLACE the OIL PAN) I Have never RE-TAPED Drain Plug Threds Because I Prefer Original Threds, So Any Customer wiht This Problem, I Advised them to Replace the Whole OIL PAN.
This is What I Would do, The Oil Avalability Is CRUCIAL to The Engines Survival.

Posted on Jul 28, 2009

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SOURCE: stripped oil pan plug

You should replace the pan. Pan saver plugs are for temporary use only.

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SOURCE: oil pan drain plug

Use a small amout of RTV

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SOURCE: Oil pan drain plug stripped 1988 Honda Accord

go to any part store and tell them what happend they will sell you a kit that can fix this or you can try to re tap the hole and get a new oil pan plug

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SOURCE: Oil Pan drain plug is leaking. Dealer service

you may be able to cure the leak with a thicker, softer gasket on the drain plug. Also the drain plugs come in several oversizes. So if the 1st one doesn't work you can try the next size.

http://www.cgenterprises.com/drain_plugs_oversize_repair.htm.

considering the cost of oil pan replacement I would just add a dab of RTV sealant to the drain plug washer next time I had an oil change.

Posted on Dec 30, 2010

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