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Oil Pan Striped

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by samer312, Jul 28, 2011.

  1. Jul 28, 2011 at 3:22 PM
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    samer312

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    So went to change my oil and when I went to go put the oil pan bolt back in it kept going around. Upon further inspection it looked like the threads for the pan had been striped. So called the dealer (the last people who did the oil change) and they said that they would not pay for a new pan unless i brought the truck (with no oil there). So two questions
    1. Has anyone had success with an oversize bolt before? I order from the only place that carry's a 12mm1.25 signal oversize in Canada but I am a little apprehensive that it wont work
    2. Has anyone installed an oil pan for this truck before. Is it as straight forward as it looks? (remove skid plate, remove pan, remove rubber molding, install new molding, install new pan, reattach skid plat) The dealer said they could order me one for $90.00, and if they installed it, it would be $230.00. I would rather do something in my garage because I don't want to pay for a tow-(poor ass college student/cheap)

    Thanks for the help
     
  2. Jul 28, 2011 at 3:30 PM
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    Jdaniel1274

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    Yes, replacing the oil pan is pretty straight forward. Try finding one at a junk yard, that has not been damaged.
     
  3. Jul 28, 2011 at 5:39 PM
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    If I'm reading correctly you state that Toyota will pay for it if you can get the truck to them? Wouldn't a tow or just putting something in the bolt hole to keep oil in for a short period of time be cheaper? There's always duct tape:).
     
  4. Jul 28, 2011 at 5:42 PM
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  5. Jul 28, 2011 at 5:51 PM
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    I would disconnect the battery cables so no one tries to start it, put a note on the steering wheel for the same reason, then have it towed to the dealer. If they are offering to fix it, it seems like the cost of the tow is a pretty good deal.

    I have used the self tapping oversize drain bolts. They work for awhile, but eventually will strip out again. They are not as good as factory threads.
     
  6. Jul 28, 2011 at 5:52 PM
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    Umm the dealer said that they would "look at it" but to be honest I have doubts that they would admit that the cross-threaded/over tightened the screw-and then pay for it.

    As for the helicoil i cant seem to find a set to fit the 12MM 1.25

    I guess my real question is has anyone tried a oversize bolt before- 2 is the installation of a new pan as easy as i described (btw I have a 05 V6 prerunner if that helps)
     
  7. Jul 28, 2011 at 6:02 PM
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    As a post above said, an oversize bolt will eventually strip again. Argue w/ the stealership and have them pay for the new pan and the tow to get it there.
     
  8. Jul 28, 2011 at 6:02 PM
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    I have used the self-tapping oversize drain plugs twice before... both times they worked fine and were quite cheap. Wouldn't hesitate to use one again. Not surprising since they aren't holding against any pressure.

    If it does start to leak you'll always have the option to get a replacement pan. If you do, get a Fumoto and never have this problem again.

    Good luck getting the dealership to pay for it... you've got an '05 with how many oil changes? Every one of those changes are a little bit at fault.
     
  9. Jul 28, 2011 at 6:13 PM
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    Glad to hear that they do work.
    Thanks for the Fumoto idea. When i do get a new pan that will be the first thing is install. Your are right though 19 oil changes would take its toll.
     
  10. Jul 28, 2011 at 7:23 PM
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    To change the lower oil pan is about a twenty minute operation. Very easy.

    If you install a Fumoto valve, it will hold about 1/2 cup of oil in the oil pan.
     
  11. Jul 29, 2011 at 2:44 AM
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    my first car way back when was a 66 ford mustang. it had a stipped oil pan too and they had a rubber plug in it. the plug has a hole in the bottom of it and theres a plastic screwdriver type thing that ya put in there and twist. it makes the plug straight for the install. when ya untwist it the plug expands inside the pan. id look into one of these. they had em at the auto store a few yrs ago. im sure they still carry em. at least that will get ya to the dealer .
     
  12. Jul 29, 2011 at 3:53 AM
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    Check toyotapartscenter.net for your oil pan. It's $63.10 shipped. Here's a link: https://www.toyotapartscenter.net/toyotaoemparts.htm Put in your year, tacoma, and go to engine. Choose lubrication, oil pan, and choose the lower. It's $53.15. Second to the bottom. You can view the illustration to confirm. Number 35 on the illustration.

    Gasket use a Fel Pro part OS30752 which is $10 at Autozone.

    Tighten Oil Pan 2 (one you are replacing) to oil pan sub assebly @ 80 IN/LBF. Note that is INCHES, not LB'S/F. If you use lbs, it'll snap the bolts right off. Use a micro torque wrench.

    Also when putting on oil/transmission pans start bolting in the middle, work one bolt one side, then go opposite, then up one, the up one opposite, then down one, then down one opposite. Sounds stupid but what this does is help to roll the pan out from center out which corrects any deformities in the pan itself and seats it properly.

    I restore old cars as a hobby and learned this trick from an old mechanic. Works every time, never had any leaks.

    That's it. Good luck man. You can do it yourself for $70.
     
  13. Jul 29, 2011 at 5:45 AM
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    If you have AAA they will tow 100 miles for free. Also they make ruber oil pan plugs that are universal, that would allow you to "get by" until you an get the new pan, or get it to Toyota... Also it is pretty straight forward, so you replacing it should be fairly easy. Good Luck!
     
  14. Jul 29, 2011 at 6:06 AM
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    Do you have access to a tap and die set? You could cut in new threads and put a new bolt in there. If you go this route, use teflon tape to ensure a good seal.
     
  15. Jul 29, 2011 at 2:08 PM
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    I'd use the oversize self-tapping plug for now, and plan on a pan replacement in a year or two.

    That gives even a poor college student the time to save up $100 for the pan, gasket, and time to replace it.
     
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    thanks for the help guys
     
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    Sorry I just saw this. Had the same thing happen to a guy at work. We used a spark plug as a temp fix. Screwed right in as its threads were just a tad wider. It worked to get him 20+ miles home with no leak and then to the shop the next morning. I carry an extra spark plug now just in case.
     
  19. Jul 29, 2011 at 2:57 PM
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    Thats why I have a Fram Sure Drain, the only thing fram every made that is any good.
     
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