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Self tapping oil pan plug

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by shotfun, Feb 27, 2019.

  1. Feb 27, 2019 at 7:31 PM
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    Hey everyone. Quick question. I’ve got a stripped oil pan plug and I want to yank it and use the existing pan. What size self tapping plug should I use and does anyone have any hints so I can bypass any headache? Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Feb 27, 2019 at 7:35 PM
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    If you have to use a self tapping drain plug to correct a pan which already has damaged threads in place you will have a headache either now or later on, or both. That's just the way it will be.
     
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  4. Feb 27, 2019 at 7:47 PM
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    It’s just buggered. I actually have a new oil pan to put on but I have a larger engine issue I’m toying with and I want to get some clean oil in there and check my vvt and oct. it’s a fix that I only need to have last a week. Thanks for the prompt reply.
     
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    Thanks a bunch. I totally agree with you. Not usually someone who digs patches.
     
  6. Feb 27, 2019 at 9:08 PM
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    Yeah man. I strongly suggest getting a new secondary oil pan. They should be cheap enough and since they dont take a gasket other than RTV it should be relatively easy to swap out.
     

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