Stripped oil pan!!!

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Old 11-08-04, 10:48 AM
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Stripped oil pan!!!

Well my oil plug on my Blazer is stripped the oil plug bolt won't tighten up so everytime I park I get a puddle of oil on the ground. What would be the BEST way to fix this besides buying a new oil pan, I know there are a lot of different fixes out there I would just like to know the best one . Thanks
 
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Old 11-08-04, 02:36 PM
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I would either use the repair plug that has it's own removable bolt so the oil pan threads don't get used again or the rubber plug that takes a special tool to install and remove.The tool will come with the plug,if you can still find one, I heard they quit making them but I liked them best if the oil pan was not going to be replaced which is the best repair.
 
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Old 11-09-04, 04:51 AM
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Are you sure it's not the oil plug bolt that's stripped. Our 02' Blazer did the same thing.
 
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Old 11-09-04, 05:35 AM
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There's only ONE right way. Bite the bullet, replace the pan and be more careful next time.
 
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Old 11-09-04, 07:11 AM
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Originally Posted by Desi501
There's only ONE right way. Bite the bullet, replace the pan and be more careful next time.

Yes, I know that is the best way, but I asked what is the best way without having to replace the oil pan.

Since the thread size is 1/2 couldn't I just tap it to 9/16th and use a 9/16th Bolt?
 
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Old 11-09-04, 09:05 AM
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Why not replace the pan? If I remember right it's not that difficult to replace the pan on that car.
 
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Old 11-09-04, 12:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Blazing
Since the thread size is 1/2 couldn't I just tap it to 9/16th and use a 9/16th Bolt?
No, you can't

There is no good "permanent' way to repair that without replacing the pan.
 
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Old 11-09-04, 04:09 PM
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I have one of those single oversized, piggyback style drain plugs in my '79 Chevy van. It's been in there for 10 years.

The main plug stays in, and the piggyback is now the main drain plug.

It sure was better than trying to remove and replace that oil pan.

I believe it's what Davo recommended.

Here's a few pictures ...

http://www.cgenterprises.com/drain_p...ize_repair.htm
 
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You would be correct.
 
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Old 11-10-04, 06:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Manic Mechanic
I have one of those single oversized, piggyback style drain plugs in my '79 Chevy van. It's been in there for 10 years.

The main plug stays in, and the piggyback is now the main drain plug.

It sure was better than trying to remove and replace that oil pan.

I believe it's what Davo recommended.

Here's a few pictures ...

http://www.cgenterprises.com/drain_p...ize_repair.htm
wow thanks, that's what I will be getting. But which one am I supposed to get?
 
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Old 11-10-04, 02:04 PM
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Get the single oversized piggyback style. I believe it's item 1004 in the above link, if it's a 1/2-20 threaded hole to begin with.
 
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Old 11-10-04, 02:22 PM
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wow thanks, that's what I will be getting. But which one am I supposed to get?
Go to any auto parts store and tell them what you want they will know,you are not the first person that needed one.They will be able to look up the correct one for your application.
 
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