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Old 10-09-2018, 07:23 PM   #1
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I usually change my own oil but didnít the time before well of course I went to change my oil today and the plug is stripped..
What can I do about this?


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Old 10-09-2018, 07:24 PM   #2
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Take it to the parts house. They have a thing to replace it.................
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Old 10-09-2018, 07:25 PM   #3
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I think they sell a self-tapping bolt for that. If I’m remembering correctly, some oil place in Austin had to use one on my truck after Walmart crosstgreaded it back on. But that was about 15 yrs ago.
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Old 10-09-2018, 07:28 PM   #4
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Over sized plug or install a time sert
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Old 10-09-2018, 07:28 PM   #5
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If you don’t have access to the Irwin socket sets for stripped oil plug, try using a pair of vice grips on it. You can also weld a hex nut to the top of it.
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Old 10-09-2018, 07:29 PM   #6
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Change crush washer and use a torque wrench from now on
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Old 10-09-2018, 07:29 PM   #7
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new drain plug, and a good pair of channel locks to get the old one out. Worked for me
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Old 10-09-2018, 07:29 PM   #8
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Is it just the head that’s stripped or are you referring to the threads being stripped? I took it that you meant the head was rounded over
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Old 10-09-2018, 07:39 PM   #9
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Take it to the parts house. They have a thing to replace it.................
A thingy, a doodad, a whatchamacallit will fix you up !
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Old 10-09-2018, 07:43 PM   #10
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The pan threads are harder than the plug so the plug strips before.the pan., Auto parts will have a replacement plug.
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Old 10-09-2018, 07:44 PM   #11
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most oil drain pugs are purposely made soft so that the bolt DOES strip before the pan threads which is a hardened insert,, just get a new plug you should be fine,,
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Old 10-09-2018, 07:48 PM   #12
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Replace it with a femco type drain plug if you make the repair. Then you will never have a need to remove a drain plug. Plus itís so much cleaner.


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Old 10-09-2018, 07:51 PM   #13
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Depends on what the oil pan is made from, if its aluminum then you gonna have to re tap the pan and use a different size drain plug. There are several styles of repair kits available and one uses a steel insert to put in the aluminum pan, its a good un. If it is a steel pan then there is a small plate spot welded on the inside of the pan that is threaded. Be careful with the steel pans, when you try to re tap it the spot weld can let loose and you got a bigger mess. I have no idea why I know this
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Old 10-09-2018, 07:54 PM   #14
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Replace it with a femco type drain plug if you make the repair. Then you will never have a need to remove a drain plug. Plus itís so much cleaner.


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Old 10-09-2018, 07:56 PM   #15
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I'm putting a Fumoto valve on my truck next time I change the oil for that reason alone
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Old 10-09-2018, 07:58 PM   #16
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If the head is rounded off just you a small pipe wrench. My Mexicans round off all of ours on are tractors. They donít know the difference between metric or standard wrenches.
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Old 10-09-2018, 08:05 PM   #17
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If the head is rounded off just you a small pipe wrench. My Mexicans round off all of ours on are tractors. They donít know the difference between metric or standard wrenches.
I know exactly what you're talking about.
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Old 10-09-2018, 08:09 PM   #18
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If the head is rounded off just you a small pipe wrench. My Mexicans round off all of ours on are tractors. They donít know the difference between metric or standard wrenches.
White people rounded mine off at the dealership, I am sure they was too busy hitting the meth pipe to pay attention to the wrench size.
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Old 10-09-2018, 08:09 PM   #19
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Plenty of removal tools available, or you can cut a flat head slot in it.
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Old 10-09-2018, 08:11 PM   #20
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Is it just the head thatís stripped or are you referring to the threads being stripped? I took it that you meant the head was rounded over


Yep head is stripped


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Old 10-09-2018, 08:13 PM   #21
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Might try and tap a 12 point socket-In the past I have welded a nut onto the existing bolt to remove it
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Old 10-09-2018, 09:44 PM   #22
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I usually change my own oil but didnít the time before well of course I went to change my oil today and the plug is stripped..
What can I do about this?


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Ford?
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Old 10-09-2018, 10:51 PM   #23
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White people rounded mine off at the dealership, I am sure they was too busy hitting the meth pipe to pay attention to the wrench size.
Just spit beer on my laptop. That's gonna stink in the morning.
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Old 10-09-2018, 10:59 PM   #24
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Some Chinese guys rounded mine off. They just called their buddy 大衛/大卫 back home and he sent a new one from the factory.
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Old 10-09-2018, 11:13 PM   #25
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If itís just rounded take a hammer and give the plug a couple of good taps. Then take either a pair of vice grips or a cobra style pliers and loosen the plug. Very simple task.


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Old 10-10-2018, 12:25 AM   #26
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I'll tell you the easiest way to do it, if you'll show me your river buck mount.

https://discussions.texasbowhunter.c...d.php?t=241235
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Old 10-10-2018, 07:24 AM   #27
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Change crush washer and use a torque wrench from now on
Yup
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Old 10-10-2018, 07:42 AM   #28
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Some Lithuanian dudes screwed mine all up

OK...not sure where to go from there.
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Old 10-10-2018, 08:09 AM   #29
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The Russians jacked mine up on my Japanese car that was made in Mexico.
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Old 10-10-2018, 08:40 AM   #30
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Gypsies got mine. Stole the whole truck and left the oil pan with a stripped plug in the parking spot.


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Old 10-10-2018, 09:45 AM   #31
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Ford?


Yes ford


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Old 10-10-2018, 09:48 AM   #32
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might as well put Teflon tape on it and go trade it in on a new truck
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Old 10-10-2018, 09:49 AM   #33
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might as well put Teflon tape on it and go trade it in on a new truck


🤣🤣🤣 ya might as well replace the entire pan because the head is stripped.


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Old 10-10-2018, 09:51 AM   #34
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Check the valve stem caps.
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Old 10-10-2018, 07:44 PM   #35
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If itís just rounded take a hammer and give the plug a couple of good taps. Then take either a pair of vice grips or a cobra style pliers and loosen the plug. Very simple task.


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Tried this didnít work. Vice grips just made it worse


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Old 10-10-2018, 07:45 PM   #36
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Check the valve stem caps.


Good one


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Old 10-10-2018, 07:47 PM   #37
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Ttt need to figure this out. I donít have a welder to weld anything to the plug


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Old 10-10-2018, 07:50 PM   #38
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Already bought a replacement


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Tried this didnít work. Vice grips just made it worse


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Do you have an Irwin bolt extractor kit? You can get a small kit for pretty reasonable.

https://m.lowes.com/pd/IRWIN-BOLT-GR...r-Set/50146292

Tap the extractor socket onto the rounded head. Remove plug.




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This happened to my '05 F250. I tried everything using the tools I had and couldn't get it to budge. All my online research said to weld a nut on there. I didn't have a welder so I just went to an oil change place and they got it off.
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Old 10-10-2018, 09:36 PM   #41
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This happened to my '05 F250. I tried everything using the tools I had and couldn't get it to budge. All my online research said to weld a nut on there. I didn't have a welder so I just went to an oil change place and they got it off.
Just what I was about to say
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You and your old lady are hell on oil pans!!

I'd give it a shot with a small pipe wrench if you haven't already.
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Old 10-10-2018, 10:12 PM   #43
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Tighten up the vice grips, the plug shouldn't be in the that tight
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Old 10-10-2018, 10:20 PM   #44
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Old 10-10-2018, 10:23 PM   #45
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I can probably get it out for you but you will have to bring it to me. Pm me if you want. I am just south of down town Houston.
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Old 10-10-2018, 11:20 PM   #46
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Old 10-10-2018, 11:34 PM   #47
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Weld it in. Then run a bunch of self tapping screws in the bottom of the oil pan. You can remove those screws to drain the pan. I am joking, but I have seen it done. When I first moved to San Antonio, I kept seeing oil pans, usually transmission pans, with many sheet metal screws in the pan, they would have silicone on the heads to help them seal. I was young and had no idea why someone would put a bunch of sheet metal screws in a pan. Then one of the guys I worked with informed me why they were there. I found out later, that some of the guys I worked with, were doing that crap.

I do not recommend doing that for any reason.
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