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Old 30 Jun 2017, 07:20 pm
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So the idiots at the oil change place stripped my oil drain plug and put in a self-tapping one.

Question is will an oil pan from an '03 fit my '06?

I need to know for tomorrow morning.
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Old 30 Jun 2017, 08:02 pm
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I went to the Auto Zone site and looked up OIL PAN (Dorman #264-241) and put in 2003 PT and it fit and changed the car to 2006 PT and it also fit that year so you should be good to go.

You can try it yourself at this site....

Best Oil Pan Parts for Cars, Trucks & SUVs

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Old 30 Jun 2017, 08:41 pm
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Thank you sir!

I'm likely going to have to do a helicoil.
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Old 01 Jul 2017, 06:40 am
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What's wrong with having the self-tapping one? Does it leak? Just another example of why you should do your own oil changes, if it's allowed where you live.
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Default Re: Stripped oil drain, oil pan question

There's already a self-tapping oversized bolt in there and it's stripped. Besides, you're more likely to crack the pan than fix the stripped threads.
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Old 01 Jul 2017, 07:59 am
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Default Re: Stripped oil drain, oil pan question

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There's already a self-tapping oversized bolt in there and it's stripped. Besides, you're more likely to crack the pan than fix the stripped threads.
Here's a procedure of using JB Weld to install a piggy back drain plug:

https://axleaddict.com/auto-repair/O...ug-Easy-Repair

Might be worth a try unless you really want to replace the pan. IMO, the shop that stripped the plug should be covering the replacement. I wouldn't want them doing the repair, but they should reimburse you to have the pan replaced at a shop of your choice.

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Default Re: Stripped oil drain, oil pan question

Dorman makes a oversize piggy back drain plug. Like a plug in a plug. It is the simple fix. There is nothing wrong with using a Helicoil, although the cost of the kit may be close to the price of a used replacement pan.
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Default Re: Stripped oil drain, oil pan question

My idea was similar, but that's a pretty ingenious solution.

The M16 in there now is stripped so I'm limited on solutions.

Thanks guys!
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The piggyback oil drain plug has been holding and seems to be a viable fix!

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