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Oil drain plug is stripped. Bought car used and it already has oversized plug. I plan on just changing the oilpan. How big of a pain is it to get the gasket to seal without leaking?

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It's very easy. Just make sure that the surface is extremely clean and dry before applying the gasket material. It's a lot harder to get off than on. Also be sure that pressure is applied and left on until the gasketing material has cured.

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