View Full Version : Stripped Oil Pan Plug. Help.

09-21-2012, 04:56 PM
Bought a S13, went to change the oil and the plug is stripped(keeps spinning, will get slightly tight before it loosens again, so i keep it at the slightly tight).
Seen a few fix-it things but of course each site/video advises "this is the BEST solution" and "don't do the other things".

Not sure if any of you have had this and solved it with this but wondered how it holds up QuickOilDrainValve.com (http://www.quickoildrainvalve.com)

I am really not even sure if that will help or not.
Should I, if this is even an option, re-thread the pan a size bigger and just go with a bigger bolt?

Also saw about some rubber plug that you put in, and tight the top so it widens it to plug(poor explanation).
Oil-Tite Oil Drain Plug by Dorman

If there is a better solution, I am all ears!

09-21-2012, 05:20 PM
for what motor? just change the pan its not that hard. or expencive.

09-21-2012, 05:29 PM
Oops, forgot to mention.
Aluminum Greddy pan

09-21-2012, 05:39 PM
Buy a new one

09-21-2012, 05:52 PM
re-thread the pan a size bigger and just go with a bigger bolt?

just do this

09-21-2012, 06:13 PM
How to Repair A Stripped Out Aluminum Oil Pan - EricTheCarGuy - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HaNls0uuOUs)

09-21-2012, 06:36 PM
Yeah, saw the ericthecarguy one, wasn't sure if that was a good way to go about it or not. You tried it by any chance?

09-21-2012, 06:40 PM
aluminum is very simple to re-thread. you can use the thread insert way as well, iv used it they work well.

09-21-2012, 09:24 PM
Drill it out and re-tap thread, easiest/cheapest way.

09-21-2012, 09:26 PM
if u have access to a welder, buy a nut weld it to the tip... and u good to go

09-24-2012, 07:13 PM
Do it right first time and get a new oil pan.. Don't follow ERIC.. Short cut can be very dangerous to you and your car..