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Re: questions for 4kq owners
I would think the easiest (least time consuming) method would
be to get a drain plug in the next larger thread size (if possible)
and grease up a tap and tap out the hole to that size.
If you can remove the oil pan without too much of a headache,
then the whole process would be simplified as you wouldn't
have to worry about shavings.
Other idea: (?)
If you can remove the oil pan. drill out the hole, have a welding
shop weld a rod into the hole as a plug and then drill and retap
the hole to the proper size for a nice new drain plug.
> 3) MonkeyLads (tm) strike again! Last night I found out why I'm
> leaking oil like the Exxon Valdez. Looks like the boys took the
> impact to the drain plug. There were actually ribbons of metal
> curling out from under the plug. Needless to say, it held no torque
> and was difficult to remove, but it is out and so is the oil. Is
> there a good fix for this? I do not want to replace the oil pan, and
> I can't believe that there isn't a fix out there. Just haven't had to
> worry about it before.
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