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Striped out drain plug :(

  1. #1
    BeeReBuddy African Astronaut [pimp your due marabout]
    Douche bag kid at Walmart said they wouldn't do my oil drain plug after I raised a concern about replacing it.
    I figured some idiot might have messed up a few threads but later when I went and did the oil change myself I found the threads of the actual hole came out in pieces with the drain plug.
    Later when I went to replace it the drain plug wouldn't tighten up much at all.
    Probably a mere foot pound.
    Anyways, having no choice I left it in Gods hands and I had a new drain plug that had a better looking seal so I ended up slapping it on but still the threads were the same so it is not tight at all.
    Drove it back home and it wasn't leaking at least I couldn't see any drips at that point.
    Im going to go check in the morning and hope there isn't 5.5 quarts of 5w-20 Fully synthetic laying under my car.
    Does anyone have any thoughts on how I should fix it?

    Options include but are not limited to,

    -Using that Mobile 1, 10k mile oil next time and just lock tightening what remains of the threads.

    -Cut new threads and increase the size of my drain plug.
    (just not sure how to keep metal shavings from sticking around and damaging the engine)

    -Get a new drain pan.

    -Buy the exact same car and replace all of my car onto the new cars drain pan.
  2. #2
    Damn YOURe ford-Subaru holds that much oyl? If you can't make it tight then replace pan or take it off to drill and tap to next size

    Originally posted by BeeReBuddy
    Buy the exact same car and replace all of my car onto the new cars drain pan.

    xD
  3. #3
    BeeReBuddy African Astronaut [pimp your due marabout]
    K guys, I think I figured out the cheapest solution that will still allow me to regularly change my oil.



    https://www.oreillyauto.com/detail/b/dorman-autograde-3358/gaskets-25077/engine-25078/oil-pan-25086/oil-drain-plug-12144/f8b88e789879/dorman-autograde-drain-plug/092018/6032540/2001/ford/escape?q=oil+drain+plug&pos=3

    If it fits I can just lock tight it to the remaining threads real good.
    Then I can empty my oil without even removing the plug.
  4. #4
    AngryOnion Big Wig [the nightly self-effacing broadsheet]
    Use one of these things they work well.
    https://www.napaonline.com/en/p/NDP7041909?cid=paidsearch_shopping_dcoe_google&campaign=GSC-Fuel-Emissions&campaign_id=10951730297&adgroup_id=113117085528&adtype=pla&gclid=Cj0KCQiA5vb-BRCRARIsAJBKc6IDT8Mj9v2SRJgZdQchWU2MIGiPaDBaGHh1tt4SWTGH4-kezX0CYBwaAo6qEALw_wcB
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  5. #5
    AngryOnion Big Wig [the nightly self-effacing broadsheet]
    Nah you be way over thinkin this shit.
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  6. #6
    AngryOnion Big Wig [the nightly self-effacing broadsheet]
    you mad??
  7. #7
    A College Professor victim of incest [your moreover breastless limestone]
    Originally posted by AngryOnion you mad??

    hes mad which makes him a woman
  8. #8
    BeeReBuddy African Astronaut [pimp your due marabout]
    I think it is leaking a little bit b ut it already was.
    In a few weeks I will probably have to add another quart.

    The thing is that I kinda know damn well that it could very easily also just back out if the remaining threads and drain out much quicker.
    Knowing this and really not wanting to end up on the side of the road stranded with Chell, I think my plan will be to try and at least give it 2 or 3 weeks and then on a halfway decent day I will be ready to fix this.
    Maybe I should see about adding some sort of additive to clean it a bit since I will be dumping this oil again so soon.
  9. #9
    BeeReBuddy African Astronaut [pimp your due marabout]
    On my way home from work tonight my oil light came on.
    I don't wanna have to put in a helicoil on my back squeeze under my car.
  10. #10
    BeeReBuddy African Astronaut [pimp your due marabout]
    Went outside and checked my oil this morning.
    It looks idk, 2 quarts low?
    I put in half a quart cuz thats all I got on me.
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