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Posted: Tue Jul 26, 2005 12:08 am 
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ok..i f**k up...ive over-tightened the sum plug & stripped the thread on the sump...How do i fix this without replacing the sump......PLEEEEEASE HELP :oops:
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Posted: Tue Jul 26, 2005 12:11 am 
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isnt there rethread s**t you can buy from like super cheap... im sure i seen it

 

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Posted: Tue Jul 26, 2005 12:17 am 
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not really possible without pulling the sump out.....

 

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Posted: Tue Jul 26, 2005 12:18 am 
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pulling it out... or replacing it?

 

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Posted: Tue Jul 26, 2005 12:21 am 
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pulling the sump out

it might be possible to rethread it as a temporary measure, but dont get your hopes up

 

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Posted: Tue Jul 26, 2005 12:22 am 
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If it is really stripped badly then you could just tap it out to the next size and get a new larger bolt. Otherwise as chunkz said check out what supercheap etc have, I am sure I have seen rethreading compunds, never payed much attention to them though so I wouldn't know what they would suit.
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Posted: Tue Jul 26, 2005 12:26 am 
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hey chunkz, if this happended at work and i couldnt get a new sump straight away (im a mechanic) i would try clean out the tread with a tap or go about getting a helicoil kit to suit the sump plug, prolly get 1 from repco or a engeering shop. the kit consits of a tap, and installing tool and a few other tools and the helicoils which kinda look like a compressed spring. They are the thread replacements.
But with that said i dont know how long it would last and u'd wanta try and make sure u got all the metal filing out of the bottom of the sump. good luck

your prolly gonna have to get a new sump eventully. sorry bro.
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Posted: Tue Jul 26, 2005 1:58 am 
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ok..i f**k up...ive over-tightened the sum plug & stripped the thread on the sump...How do i fix this without replacing the sump......PLEEEEEASE HELP :oops:


helicoil

but liek others said it temporary ( yet spark threads get hellicoiled all teh time and last )

or replace the sump

 

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Posted: Tue Jul 26, 2005 10:54 am 
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difference is that sparkplugs screw into a lot more metal than a sump plug does, which is why sump plugs strip out so easily in the first place

 

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Posted: Tue Jul 26, 2005 12:05 pm 
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There are kits out there with taps and plugs just for this...We have them at work..Auto one etc have them...

 

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difference is that sparkplugs screw into a lot more metal than a sump plug does, which is why sump plugs strip out so easily in the first place


ahh good poijnt

never stripped either of them so...

 

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thanks guys....I got an oversize sump plug at work today & am getting it fitted 2moro at a mates work shop...cheers...
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not really possible without pulling the sump out.....


bloody oath its possible. you will need to re-tap the thread with an apropriate size tap then ofcourse you will need a sump plug to match

 

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Posted: Tue Jul 26, 2005 11:43 pm 
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all you need is an over size sump plug. and a tap to suit. no need to take the sump off at all, just cover the tap with grease and the shavings will stick to it.

any thing that might get into the sump will get cought in the oil pick up strainer or the oil filter.

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 27, 2005 12:36 am 
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true about the strainer and the filter but with that said i wouldnt like any decent chunks of metal to slide forward into the timing gear and chain. it happend to my mates mums car..... not pretty. but gee's you would have to be unlucky to get a peice big enuf to upset it.
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