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stripped oil drain plug

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by 04DcTaco, Mar 23, 2011.

  1. Mar 23, 2011 at 8:44 PM
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    04DcTaco

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    hey guys, I purchased my first taco about 3 months ago and I did a oil change today and everything went smoothly, well besides the awkward oil filter location. Well anyways my drain plug screws all the way in, but it won't tighten, it just spins round and round! ugh and I just poured a new batch of synthetic oil in there too!. Its not leaking but I dont want it popping out. Any solutions besides a new pan? Thanks!
     
  2. Mar 23, 2011 at 8:53 PM
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    i would talk to some atuozone guys. sorry for this shitty advice:D
     
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    im pretty sure they make like a self tapping drain plug any parts store should be able to help ya
     
  4. Mar 23, 2011 at 9:18 PM
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    Ok kool, is our pans aluminum or steel? If steel, can I still tap it or fit a oversized screw? thanks for the advices.
     
  5. Mar 23, 2011 at 9:19 PM
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    if you cant get a self tapping plug, try and tap the oil pan to revive the threads
     
  6. Mar 23, 2011 at 9:24 PM
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    yes. tap and dye sets are some tough ass steel. you almost cant F them up with normal hardware.

    i use them all the time at work and i have been using the same kit almost daily for two years
     
  7. Mar 23, 2011 at 9:30 PM
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    Ok thanks guys, ill tap it tomorow. Appreciate the helps.
     
  8. Mar 23, 2011 at 9:33 PM
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    Another thing what size tap?
     
  9. Mar 23, 2011 at 9:35 PM
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    use the thread gauge to find the size it is now, then just go up one, MAYBE two sizes
     
  10. Mar 23, 2011 at 10:07 PM
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    Ok thanks again.
     
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