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Re: Oil drain bolt frozen in oil pan!

Glad you got it out. Just fyi there are repair kits available if this happens to anyone else. These kits replace the entire drain plug assembly. No need to replace the oil pan for a overtightened plug.

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Glad you got it out. Just fyi there are repair kits available if this happens to anyone else. These kits replace the entire drain plug assembly. No need to replace the oil pan for a overtightened plug.
Just out of curiosity how do you remove the drain plug assembly from that plastic pan with these kits? Mine was so tight from the factory I thought I was going to crack the whole pan when removing the first time, fortunately that didn't happen but felt like it was close.
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Just out of curiosity how do you remove the drain plug assembly from that plastic pan with these kits? Mine was so tight from the factory I thought I was going to crack the whole pan when removing the first time, fortunately that didn't happen but felt like it was close.
Not really sure. I'll ask my son who is a ASE master mechanic and has done quite a few of these. I'll get back to you as soon as I know an answer.
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Re: Oil drain bolt frozen in oil pan!

Talked to my son about the oil pan and he was surprised to hear that there is a plastic oil pan. He did say the repair kit should work on them also. He has never seen a plastic oil pan but he did say he is seeing more and more plastic parts on engines today in the drive for more mpg.
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Re: Oil drain bolt frozen in oil pan!

Not sure where the savings is versus metal as the plastic pan has a significantly thicker, more reinforced mounting flange. I'd prefer good old crushed ricer steel...😜


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Not sure where the savings is versus metal as the plastic pan has a significantly thicker, more reinforced mounting flange. I'd prefer good old crushed ricer steel...?de1c

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Ill take a metal transmission pan also instead of the plastic one with the plastic skid plate. Plastic guarding plastic.
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Re: Oil drain bolt frozen in oil pan!

I had the same issue some mutton chop over tightened it. I was able to break it lose with a breaker bar, I got a loud pop and thought I ripped the bung out but it was fine replaced the plug with a new one and torqued it to 20 ft pounds
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Re: Oil drain bolt frozen in oil pan!

They are just borrowing more and more tech from performance circles. It's not like the pan holds any pressure. Neither does the valve train cover. Nor does the intake manifold. Speaking of which, my motorcycle has plastic valve covers. As long as leakage is not a concern due to expansion rates of the different materials, it's a good thing! I'd be more concerned about the cardboard holding the oil filter media in place than the oil pan.
For clarity sake, the pans are likely a GFRP compound. Not the same as the plastic that adorns the interior of the cabin or the engine cover.
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