Question about 2000 Ducati Monster 900

1 Answer

Stripped Oil Drain Plug

Not the threads (I hope)

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.

  • Master
  • 2,712 Answers

The Allen socket. I just bought a 96 Monster 900 the previous owner is an acquaintance and I know for a fact he had this ride serviced at the dealer. I am not totally surprised; I have been taking my BMW to this dealer for years and have a handful of WTF stories. Anyhow I am going to handle this myself. I am thinking PB Blaster vice grips, hammer and chisel.... I am wondering if I should put a little heat on the drain plug via oxy-propane torch. I would appreciate any and all advice in this matter.,If your bolt is stripped and you're finding that it is difficult to remove or repair, there's a few simple tricks you can try before turning to a professional for removal. Which method you use to remove the stripped bolt will depend on your particular circumstance. But first start by using a suitable penetration fluid, such as PB Blaster or WD40 to help you along with the removal process of the bolt. Spray the fluid around the head of the stripped bolt. You want the penetrating fluid to work its way down into the threads of the stripped bolt as you are working on it so removal will be easier. It can mean the difference between the stripped bolt coming out faster or you having to resort to more procedures to remove the bolt. Craftsman makes an excellent damaged bolt or nut removal tool that works like a vice on the head of stripped bolts and nuts. The more you tighten down on the stripped bolt, the more it bites into it and helps turn it out. You may want to try this first before resorting to drilling out the bolt. If you have to resort to drilling the stripped bolt out, you will of course need a drill and drill bits. Use a 1/4 inch drill bit in the center of the stripped bolt. Drill down about an inch. This hole will help guide the larger drill bits so drill it as straight as possible. Once you have that first hole drilled, you can start moving up in sizes with your drill bits until you have one drill bit a little smaller that the actual diameter of the hole. If you go too far you can damage the inner threads of the hole and make it near impossible to get a new bolt back in once you're finished removing the old bolt. Take your time at this stage. Once you have most of the stripped bolt drilled out, you can use a screw extractor kit to remove the bolt. This kit basically has threaded screw type heads that dig into the inside of the drilled bolt and grasps it as the bolt is being turned outwards. One of the least popular ways to repair a stripped bolt is to heat the head of the bolt. Do not use this technique when the bolt is screwed into an aluminum surface. If you heat a bolt that is in aluminum, when you go to turn the bolt after heating, you will not only remove the bolt, but also some of the aluminum surrounding the bolt. Once the bolt is removed you may want to spray the inner surface of the bolt hole with WD-40 or PB Blaster so the next time you don't start out an easy job by stripping one of your bolts.,,,

Posted on Nov 10, 2008

1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Best way to fix a stripped engine oil drain plug on a kawasaki klr 650

Yes, yes, and yes.

A Time-sert is the best, as they actually have kits specially for drain plugs.

They're better than heli-coils, because they give full thread strength.
Also, a heli-coil's alright for something like a stud that you'll put in once, then leave alone.
But it it's something that you'll remove and reinstall time after time (like a spark plug, or a drain plug), eventually the heli-coil starts to UNcoil on you.

When you install the Time-Sert, the end threads (the first to go into the threaded hole) are expanded outward into the threads it screws into, locking it into place, but still allows removal with a EZ-Out if down the road you damage it.
For a drain plug I'd put a dab of thread dope (the paste, rather than the tape) on the threads just for a little added insurance against leakage.
Time-Serts come in different lengths, so you can measure and get one that is shorter than the material thickness you are installing it in so it doesn't protrude, which allows for full drainage of the oil.

Jan 13, 2014 | kawasaki Motorcycles

1 Answer

The oil drain plug on 2002 1100 is rounded off any suggestions?

Hi, Bubba try smacking it real hard with a hammer then get out a large pair of vice grips for more information about your question and valuable "FREE" downloads that you will need please click on the links below. Good luck and have a nice day.
Stripped or rounded oil drain plug removal
How to remove stripped or rounded oil drain plug
OEM parts for Yamaha

Feb 26, 2013 | 2002 Yamaha V Star 1100 Classic

1 Answer

Oil drain plug wont tighten

sounds like 1) the threads in the pan are stripped or 2) the threads on the plug are stripped or 3) have you missed putting the washer on the plug before tightening? the special washer must be there - if there was one- for the plug to seal and tighten. otherwise your options are:replace the panget an over size plug from another engine, drill out the hole to an undersize of the new plug and have it threaded to size

Apr 08, 2012 | 2009 KTM 50 SX

1 Answer

On a 99 wide glide, in an attempt to drain the engine oil, I remove a hex plug, directly below the crank shaft. Its a hex key plug, facing down. what did I drain?

A hex plug directly below the crankshaft? I haven't seen a plug like that on any Harley engine in years. The earlier models had them but Harley discontinued them here because so many people stripped the threads out of the hole. If you got anything out of the crankcase, if was probably just a few ounces of oil.

The Harley engine is what is known as a dry sump engine. This means that it stores it's oil supply in a remote tank rather than in the crankcase of the engine. Your Wide Glide carries it's oil supply in an oil tank that is on the bottom of the transmission. There are two drain plugs on the bottom of the transmission. The one closest to the left front corner is the engine oil drain plug the other is the transmission drain plug. If you by chance drained the transmission, it takes 20-24 ounces of H-D synthetic transmission lube. The engine takes three quarts of 20W50 engine oil. The oil filler cap is on the right side of the engine. It is a 2 inch diameter cap with knurled edges on the corner of the transmission.

Good Luck

Mar 21, 2011 | Harley Davidson FXDWG Dyna Wide Glide...

1 Answer

Oil tank threads for drain plug stripped. Unknown why, I was using correct torque specs. May have been overtightened by deaker when I had oil changed. Any solutions to repair threads?

If you live in the USA, you can go to an automotive shop and look for an item called "Thread Saver", it is a coiled soft steel spring that you use to fill the gaps between threads. Mind you this only works on minor thread strips. Any major thread damage will require either a replacement or a welding of a new bolt to the block.

Dec 23, 2010 | 2006 Yamaha Roadliner S

1 Answer

What to do if engine oil drain bolt lost its grooves (not tread)...whats the best solution for removing drain bolt without doing any damage?

Typically , the threads in the crankcase are what get stripped out. Find a dealer that has oversize drain bolts and have them tap the drain hole in the crankcase out to the next size bolt. That is the best fix for a stripped drain bolt hole. Always be careful, when changing your oil , to only tight the filter and the drain bolt (with soft aluminum sealing washer) enough to seal the oil in . Over tightening will only make the next oil change harder with the possibility of this happening again.

Nov 05, 2010 | 2001 Honda CBR 600 F(4)i

1 Answer

Having an issue with my '06 Hayabusa's drain plug leaking. I have changed it twice now & it is still leaking. Anyone have a solution for me.

If it has been changed and I assume with a new gasket, there may be some damage to the thread, stripped or cross threaded.

Some mechanics will know of oversize sump plugs to fix this, or a thread insert is another option.
Dont try a quick fix with thread tape or anything else, cause if it comes out while your riding, it can cause some engine damage, or get oil on your tyre and crash.

Aug 23, 2010 | 2006 Suzuki GSX 1300 R Hayabusa

1 Answer

Striped sportster clutch drain plug

If you stripped the plug itself then just replace it with a new one. If you stripped the housing, then you have two options, you could replace the housing or take it to an automotive engineer who will either weld and re-thread it or heli-coil it for you.

Feb 02, 2010 | 1979 Harley Davidson XLH 1000 Sportster

1 Answer

Leaking Oil Sump Plug on Honda 300 ATV 4 wheel drive Quad bike. Threads in the bsae of the sump (presumably alloy) seem to be partly stripped. Any suggestions for a cure please.

buy a tap and die set and re tape the threads on the bolt or if too the threads are really messed up buy a new plug bud also check to see if there is a seal on the plug e.g. o ring/washer

Aug 14, 2009 | 1994 Honda CB 500

3 Answers

2008 Artic cat DVX 400 Stripped threads

Ok Just checking! The thing is, you can get an answer like the new guy jb here or you can get a straightforward answer, and I was checking to see if you were upfront with me as on this site we get all kinds, Sorry! Yes, you can retap the hole but you have to use a bigger bolt and I would use an o ring or rubber seal so you don't have to crank it down. The biggest problem by far is that if you don't take the pan off it is pretty tough to tap the hole without getting filings inside the pan. You can always flush it to be sure. Also be careful the bolt is not too long so as not to interfere with the oil pickup. Good Luck to you, this should Fixya!

Mar 20, 2009 | 2008 Suzuki GSX 400 Impulse

Not finding what you are looking for?
2000 Ducati Monster 900 Logo

2,306 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Ducati Experts

Arnie Burke
Arnie Burke

Level 3 Expert

4514 Answers

Gino Cussen
Gino Cussen

Level 2 Expert

216 Answers


Level 3 Expert

67911 Answers

Are you a Ducati Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides