The plug is OK but the case is stripped out. The EZ Oil Drain Valve now offers the new and improved OPTIONAL HOSE ENDS. . The blue, spring-loaded sleeve around the Lisle tap keeps the tap perfectly aligned. There are several ways you can measure. I was able to snug it up confidently. Crank case refers to the motor oil pan,, 6mm allen rear fill plug would be for the Transmission,, 8mm allen you can siphon the motor oil from the dipstick if you want to go that route try tapping a Torx bit into the stripped allen plug,, if that doesn't work there are several threads on this forum about removing it Well, I stripped out one of the oil drain plug screws on my 07 Rubicon... any thoughts on repairing this? 2,032 Posts #2 • 8 mo ago. Steel threads are approximately 3 times the tensile strength of aluminum. Yesterday's oil change cost me $569 . If the hole has not been too badly butchered, the easiest and best way to repair the drain hole is with a heli-coil. About 50% of the Vanagons that come through GoWesty have damaged or totally stripped-out oil drain plug holes. *: Fill er up with you favorite oil - and you're READY TO GO! The TIME-SERT kit helps you to easily repair aluminum socket bolt threads. Awesome choice! 2 people found this helpful. Greenedmc Well-Known Member. Solution: Using the AGA Drain Plug Repair Kit will allow you to repair the stripped drain plug without having to remove the oil pan. DEATH_INC. A useful set and money well spent! The helicoil work fine but they are deeper than the pan threads so you may have issues draining the oil with them. Helicoil? Juice Weasel and Jimmyh like this. Something to watch for when changing your oil in the future. Had recall work done for 116 connecting rods. The oil drain plug is stripped out. Tap & dye? About the recall work. I looked for a 15mm tap locally but couldn't find one. Fortunately, I found instructions on how to easily conduct the repair using this setup. My guess is that your oil drain plug had previously been stripped and repaired with a helicoil. This video is a good list of several. DEATH_INC. I have changed it yearly since new with no problems and wasn’t tightening that hard. Over a 16 year period I have probably installed 25-30 Heli-Coil inserts in the oil pan drain plug. Oil will wick past the coil. 17.5k miles on bike. +1 Yup, that's what I did. You will need to purchase the larger M14x1.5 drain plug and washer from your local parts house. Joined Apr 4, 2010 Messages 1,740. help; Prev; 1; 2; 3; Next; Page 3 of 3 . Are you talking the bolt head or threads? Some plugs are designed to even cut their own threads and in the event of a no-tap situation one can take a large Grade 8 bolt with the same thread pitch as the drain plug, grind a couple of V-notches on each side of the threaded end of the bolt, and use that as a thread tap. Joined: Sep 18, 2006 Oddometer: 157 Location: Northwest Indiana. I used a magnetic tip drain plug and added RTV to all of the sealing surfaces. I thought about retapping the whole to a 13mm and calling it a day but i am worried about getting metal shavings inside the the crankcase? Voila! I'd lean slightly towards #2, as Helicoil installation requires more skill and can get botched more easily. TT Addict; Team TT; 3,261 posts; Location: New Zealand; My Rides (6) My Rides (6) Posted September 11. Not sure how, I wasn't even putting much torque on the bolt when it went. Some people suggest I use a helicoil type system. Joined: Nov 11, 2019 Member: #310466 Messages: 535 Gender: Male First Name: Daniel Vehicle: … Machined from solid brass bar stock, the No-Spill™ Drain plug can be handled even with a hot engine. BEFORE: AFTER: BE SURE THERE ARE NO INSERTS PREVIOUSLY INSTALLED! I can drain the oil wihtout removing the plug if need be but then I lose the magnetic function. Another user said he got a self taping oil pan bolt (use grease again) and had success. Discussion Starter • #1 • Jun 14, 2015. The user can choose from … #1. But in the end, is it safe? Page 1 of 2 - 900 ACE Stripped Threads On Oil Plug Hole - posted in 900 ACE 4-Stroke Models: I was changing the oil on my 2016 Blizzard 900 ACE today and somehow stripped the threads on the larger of the two oil drain holes. In this case if there is room, going to a plug with a larger flange & wider gasket can be the answer to get a plug to seal on the base material of the pan. By Aaron C., September 10 in General Dirt Bike Discussion. Sorry to hear about the stripped threads. Typically, it takes 30 minutes to repair with the kit. Repair the stripped thread with Helicoil. I didnt purchase as the guy asked me for the pitch of the plug. Determining Drain Plug Size and Pitch. The dealer said that my oil plug wasn't a VW-OEM part. Thought I will try this Dorman bolt first before buying a new oil pan. Unless you are suggesting putting in a helicoil that will fit a mercedes drain plug? I’ve been able to remove all I saw from the drain hole and it looks like shiny metal now, albeit stripped threads. Kraftsman 73, Sep 24, 2006 #2. One of my concerns is having to punch metal INTO the pan. So I was told I should have the oil changed after another 500 miles like breaking in when new. Jump to Latest Follow 21 - 31 of 31 Posts. I used a heli coil in mine and other atvs that have had stripped oil plugs. One of the challenges in oil pan drain repair is that it can be costly and time-consuming to replace the entire oil pan drain. If the plug gasket can't completly cover the helicoil thread it WILL leak. Re-thread the hole and install a larger drain bolt. I was baffled by this, since I never (personally) changed the oil, and have no clue why the drain plug would be other than the original part that was installed on the car when manufactured. I do not know what that insert is that came out though. Honda CR-V 2008; last mechanic stripped oil drain plug. helicoil in stripped oil drain hole. I bought a new bolt and it still seeps out a little bit. The Time-Sert threaded insert repair is far superior to a Heli-Coil, especially for aluminum and magnesium. NO MORE STRIPPED THREADS; NO MORE BURNED HANDS; NO MORE MESSY OIL CHANGES; ROBUST DESIGN. Though I applaud the OP's concise procedure for installing the Heli-Coil insert, I would urge anyone that needs to repair their oil pan drain plug to use a solid, threaded insert instead. However, the Time-Sert kit is idea for a pan as the flange won't allow the insert to be set past the recess. The Heli-Coil will still allow the maximum amount of oil to drain as the oil can still pass through the insert and drain. Instead of just draining the oil from the valve’s drain hole, you may attach the optional Hose Ends to connect to a hose for draining the oil away from the engine. I stripped the oil drain plug holes in a BRAND NEW Yamaha motorcycle. A heli-coil repair is the least intrusive method to fix such a failure, and the resulting repair is better than new. Then I found this kit on Amazon and it was exactly what I needed. Benefits: Instead of the normal cut thread, our repair kit uses a roll thread process which presses/expands threads on the oil pan to a bigger diameter. What is the repair for this? 1. I stripped the threading on my 82 kz550. These kits can be used in any vehicle where the size is available. stripped threads in the oil pan. Otherwise, the drain plug will not fully seat against the oil pan, and oil will leak. Easily repair stripped or leaking threads! Hope this little tutorial helps someone in the future. Kraftsman 73 Been here awhile. Recommended Posts. Dec 7, 2020 at 6:08 PM #26 #26. Had sealed it with some gunk and when I removed the original bolt for an oil change, a spring like stripped metal waste came out with the plug. Changed the oil in my bike yesterday. Which one is stripped out, the oil plug into the insert, or that insert in to the engine case ? Lots of stripped oil plugs out there. I flushed the crankcase with a few litres of oil. First 3 oil changes done at dealer. A stripped drain plug does not need a Heli-Coil. The Lisle 58800 is an outstanding, solidly built, professional-quality solution. The plug catches on a few threads part way in but is loose when fully screwed in. Remove the drain plug, and the new helicoil is ready to be "spread" by a special tool included in the kit. 75 Posts . I noticed that the plug was very tight when I removed it. DIY Stripped oil pan drain plug repair - Helicoil method. Overall I'd say tapping it to the next size is the best. I’ve been googling and searching the forums. Tarheel22, Dec 7, 2020 #25. I will be using an oil vac to change the oil so I won't be using the drain plug again. oldcatamount Lieutenant Commander. Tapping new oil drain plug threads only works if the newly-tapped threads are perfectly straight and perpendicular. The latest is a stripped oil drain plug that appears to have been held in place by JB weld (or some other hard plastic-like substance). It doesn't help that the oil drain hole's threads are aluminum and the drain bolt is steel.. OPTIONAL HOSE ENDS. The helicoil is the "spring" thing that came out with your drain plug. Typically many newer vehicles have metric drain plugs. Any tips or links would be great. You are done! . Refill lower unit with fresh oil, put your drain plug in it’s nice new steel threads. But there are several brands. I'd stripped the oil drain hole on my girlfriend's 2003 Civic when changing oil. 2. Any thoughts?? By simply replacing your factory oil drain plug at your next oil change with the No-Spill™ oil drain plug, you will eliminate common draining problems including messy oil changes, stripped oil pans and overtightened plugs. Read more. If you use the "time-sert" brand they are solid and you will need to pull the oil cooler line to get the pan completely drained. It is cheap and fast and you can still keep your oil pan drain. Went to autozone to purchase the oil tite self tapping drain plug as seen in this link Stripped Oil Plug Threads Fix . They provide a one-piece, solid steel thread A few careful strikes to the special tool with your hammer will spread the knurled area of the helicoil and anchor it permanently into place! This process also increases the strength of the thread. The heli coil and timesert methods replace the weak aluminum threads with steel threads. If your M12x1.75 oil drain pan already had a failed helicoil, the only option we can offer is to use the M14x1.5 drain plug kit p/n 1415A to enlarge the thead size from the factory M12x1.75 to M14x1.5. Heli-coils are great in most applications. They broke special tool for taking out connecting rods. 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