drain plug stripped

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by kevin, Jul 4, 2004.

  1. kevin

    kevin Guest

    did an oil change on my astra and the plug threads went tight then loose,
    think they are about to give out. managed to get it to hold but am unsure if
    there is a simple way to solve the problem. ie bigger plug or new sump any
    help would be welcome
    kevin, Jul 4, 2004
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  2. Next time don't do it up so tightly!

    I would have though it will cost you a new sump but someone may well have a


    Alan Steele

    Steeles of Worthing
    Alan Steele - Steeles of Worthing, Jul 5, 2004
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  3. kevin

    Vin Guest

    Loctite used to a thread repair liquid. Not the same thing as the thread
    locking stuff. I've a bottle buried in the shed somewhere. Don't know if
    they still do it. Maybe a search on the Web will answer that.

    Other than that a helicoil insert would be cheaper than a new sump and at
    least as cheap as oversizing the thread and plug.

    Vin, Jul 5, 2004
  4. kevin

    Guest Guest

    They also wear out, oil cahnges every 5K miles up to 160K miles did that
    on my old Isuzzu 1.7 cav. Cost £90 for a new sump.
    Guest, Jul 8, 2004
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