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Old 06-25-2007, 11:28 AM   #1
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Exclamation Oil drain plug leaking

Well, my grease monkeys screwed me in more ways than one. My oil drain plug is cross threaded and my car is leaking oil. Has anyone had this problem? What can I expect? I hope the plug can be replaced without significant issues with my oil pan [$$$].
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Old 06-25-2007, 11:35 AM   #2
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try to have it retapped. are you sure its cross threaded or did you reuse the crush washer?
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Old 06-25-2007, 01:14 PM   #3
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Good Very Nice
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Old 06-25-2007, 01:33 PM   #4
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If it's cross threaded then go back and show them. Demand they fix it. After that, change your own oil so you don't have to rely on idiots to do it.
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Old 06-25-2007, 09:26 PM   #5
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.... Demand they fix it. ....
Since this may invite worse damage, let's change it to "Demand they pay for fixing it."
I'd certainly want an experienced Subaru mechanic or dealership service dept to look at it for an estimate before trying something (like re-tapping) that might dump metal shards into the oil system.
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Old 06-25-2007, 09:50 PM   #6
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try to have it retapped. are you sure its cross threaded or did you reuse the crush washer?
Its pretty big bolt. Hard to find a plug to fit it. I ended up getting a new oil pan from genuine suby for like 60 bucks. Its a pita to do yourself.
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Old 06-26-2007, 02:06 PM   #7
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a lift would make the job a whole lot easier.
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Old 03-05-2008, 10:45 PM   #8
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Are you sure its crossed threaded. If they forget to put a new crush ring on the drain plug, there will be a slight oil leak.
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Old 03-06-2008, 12:48 AM   #9
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I ended up getting a new oil pan from genuine suby for like 60 bucks. Its a pita to do yourself.
McLovin, you fail.
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Old 03-06-2008, 12:53 AM   #10
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Yeah my bad, I didn't realize the date it was posted
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