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Old 02-17-2007, 09:08 AM   #1
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anyone know how to repair stripped oil plug pan? help!

hey guy i accidently stripped out my oil pan where the plug goes in, any ideas on a quick fix?
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Old 02-17-2007, 03:35 PM   #2
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Re: anyone know how to repair stripped oil plug pan? help!

Wow that sucks.

Go to an auto parts store and buy a plug like the middle one in the pic below...

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Old 02-18-2007, 03:37 PM   #3
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Re: anyone know how to repair stripped oil plug pan? help!

cool, do u know what id ask for?
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Old 02-18-2007, 06:29 PM   #4
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Re: anyone know how to repair stripped oil plug pan? help!

Ask for a rubber oil plug with a wingnut
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Old 02-18-2007, 07:25 PM   #5
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Re: anyone know how to repair stripped oil plug pan? help!

Auto parts stores usually have oversized drain plugs with self tapping threads (bring your old one in for reference)...
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Old 02-18-2007, 08:03 PM   #6
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Re: anyone know how to repair stripped oil plug pan? help!

i used rubber and it sucks..... they have better options that re tap the hole try pep boys dbl size
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Old 02-18-2007, 08:45 PM   #7
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Re: anyone know how to repair stripped oil plug pan? help!

I know the rubber plug is shitty...

The rubber plug is a fast option and if you get the right size it won't leak.

Self tapping bolts cause metal in the pan...

I think I would look into a compound like alumiloy to fill the hole, drill & retap.
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Old 02-19-2007, 02:36 AM   #8
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Re: anyone know how to repair stripped oil plug pan? help!

Use heavy grease on the threads of a self tapping bolt and it will catch the metal shavings. INstall the bolt, remove it an clean it up then reinstall and you're good to go. :thuimbup
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Old 02-19-2007, 04:19 AM   #9
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Re: anyone know how to repair stripped oil plug pan? help!

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i used rubber and it sucks..... they have better options that re tap the hole try pep boys dbl size
omg where did you get a sucking rubber is it better then the realy thing.

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Old 02-19-2007, 05:25 AM   #10
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Re: anyone know how to repair stripped oil plug pan? help!

it looked just like the one on chuck pic, and it was the right size. i just leaked ever so slightly. the self tapping worked great though
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Old 02-19-2007, 05:33 AM   #11
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Re: anyone know how to repair stripped oil plug pan? help!

Self tapper with grease sounds like a fix!
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Old 02-19-2007, 09:37 AM   #12
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Re: anyone know how to repair stripped oil plug pan? help!

thanx for the help fellas
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Old 02-19-2007, 10:34 AM   #13
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Re: anyone know how to repair stripped oil plug pan? help!

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Use heavy grease on the threads of a self tapping bolt and it will catch the metal shavings. INstall the bolt, remove it an clean it up then reinstall and you're good to go. :thuimbup

when this happened to me, that is EXACTLY what i watched my local wrench do to my bike. its been a year and never a leak since. this is the way to go for long term fix. the wingnut deal should work in a pickle but re tapping is the way.
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Old 04-18-2007, 12:27 PM   #14
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Re: anyone know how to repair stripped oil plug pan? help!

DONT use the rubber plug i did and had a mess one day, when the bike got hot it fell out on me, i dont know if the rubber strunk or what, but what a mess. I went to the automotive store and they gaved me a self threaded bolt with another bolt in the middle, put locktite on the bigger bolt and use the small bolt to drain your oil, and never had a problem yet..
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Old 04-18-2007, 09:44 PM   #15
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Re: anyone know how to repair stripped oil plug pan? help!

If you havent done a repair yet, it might be a good idea to check a heli-coil set.
there is room to tap this out ( with alot of grease on tap ) and then insert the stainless threads in it, you can use a 1/2" breaker bar and it wont strip again,
if there is all the fairing stuff out of the way it is normally a $40.00 repair that we charge, also be sure to change your filter..........
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Old 04-20-2007, 05:26 PM   #16
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Re: anyone know how to repair stripped oil plug pan? help!

noooooooo! dont use a helicoil i had a bad experience with those. the bolt that held my alternator in place on my 350 somehow stripped the threads out on my head (how the hell that happened i still dont understand) and someone recommended helicoil to me. I tried it and it failed. It just ended up stripping it out bigger. Luckily the heads on a 350 are reversible if you swap them over and turn them around so basically i had to do a top end rebuild because of a stupid bolt.........Anyways, I would go witht the self tapping bolt.
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Old 04-21-2007, 03:51 AM   #17
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Re: anyone know how to repair stripped oil plug pan? help!

medrick, helicoils are a good product. It wasn't the helicoil that failed, it was the user.
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Old 04-21-2007, 05:31 AM   #18
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Re: anyone know how to repair stripped oil plug pan? help!

Ifin yer sufferin' about the chips when runnin' in the tap from the bottom put your hose in your mouth an' blo....crank breather hose thatis ....
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Old 06-13-2007, 09:32 PM   #19
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Re: anyone know how to repair stripped oil plug pan? help!

did you get it off?
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Old 10-12-2007, 11:47 AM   #20
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Re: anyone know how to repair stripped oil plug pan? help!

I just dealt with this. Bought bike used, first thing i did was change the oil and all the threads came out.

Had recommend against Helicoil because of the aluminum block.
I think the plug is 14mm 1.25 threads, I purchased oversized 14mm 1.5 thread self tapping, lay the bike on its side, make sure you are square and slowly tap that bitch in. Works great
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