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My threads are striped on my oil plug you can keep turning it what do i do?

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What I have done a few times,is remove the oil pan and silver solder a nut of the proper size as your drain plug,to the inside of the oil pan.
If I was going a different route,I would say buy a used oil pan at a salvage yard.
Now I know people will tell you to use a universal self tapping oversize drain plug and other ideas. Take the time to fix it right and permanently.
You could get a trans pan drain plug ki,t that bolts together,after you drill out a larger hole,but why bother
Weld it or get a used pan

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GO TO ANY AUTO PARTS STORE.BUY THREAD REPAIR KIT.

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