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Thlinks 02-09-2013 08:37 PM

Oil plug stripped
 
So I bought this jeep a month ago and was attempting to change the oil.. well the nut stripped.. now I did replace the old oil filter with the new one, is that gonna be issues if I drive it? Also how do I change my oil now?

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Yadkin 02-09-2013 09:11 PM

If you mean the hex nut on the plug twist it off with a pipe wrench and buy a new plug. If the threads are stripped you'll have to replace the pan.

DannyVtCa 02-09-2013 09:17 PM

Re: Oil plug stripped
 
Take the skid plate off to get more room to work with. Maybe try pounding a 12mm socket onto the plug... If you have a hemi the drain plug is 13mm. Make sure you turn counterclockwise! The drain plug should not be on that tight to where it is a problem to get it off. If one size down socket doesn't work, use some vice grips. You need to change the oil every 4-6k miles with Dino oil and 5-8 with synthetic.

Thlinks 02-09-2013 09:18 PM

I bought this irwin vice grip sockets and and new plug at the azone so we shall see how it goes...

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Thlinks 02-10-2013 02:18 PM

Re: Oil plug stripped
 
Went great had to torch it a bit but that socket gripped right on there no problem

BobT 02-10-2013 03:17 PM

Re: Oil plug stripped
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Yadkin (Post 757242)
If you mean the hex nut on the plug twist it off with a pipe wrench and buy a new plug. If the threads are stripped you'll have to replace the pan.

...or put a helicoil in it.

mserrino 09-04-2013 02:16 PM

Re: Oil plug stripped
 
The oil drain plug on my 2012 Grand Cherokee with the 5.7 Hemi is absolutly frozen. A plastic drain pan with a brass plug seat and a aluminum plug. My local dealer could not rermove and said I had to replace the pan. Seems like a very poor design combining the brass and aluminum.

Anyone else with this problem?? Are brass plugs available??

tomk 09-04-2013 06:08 PM

Re: Oil plug stripped
 
hm, seems strange, but I haven't looked closely at the pan on my '14.. the '07 has a steel pan and a steel plug..

aluminum drain plug seems strange, that would be more expensive than a plated steel plug..

...tom

jeepgcoman 09-06-2013 10:30 AM

Re: Oil plug stripped
 
If/when you get it out (or replace the pan) get a Fumoto Drain Valve, Welcome to Oil Drain Valve and you'll never have to worry about removing the plug again. I've had them on both my Hemi vehicles for years without issue. Just changed the oil yesterday on one of them and, as always, it's a piece of cake. Never even spill a drop or have oil running down your arm. I use the ones with the nipple and have hoses attached that I cap and tuck up under the cover when not in use.

BobT 09-07-2013 04:00 AM

Re: Oil plug stripped
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by jeepgcoman (Post 888708)
If/when you get it out (or replace the pan) get a Fumoto Drain Valve, Welcome to Oil Drain Valve and you'll never have to worry about removing the plug again. I've had them on both my Hemi vehicles for years without issue. Just changed the oil yesterday on one of them and, as always, it's a piece of cake. Never even spill a drop or have oil running down your arm. I use the ones with the nipple and have hoses attached that I cap and tuck up under the cover when not in use.

It sounds like a good idea but wouldn't it be risky going off-road. However remote the possibility, if a rock or a stick knocks open the value, one could be stuck out in the never never with a destroyed engine.

jeepgcoman 09-07-2013 10:52 AM

Re: Oil plug stripped
 
If you've seen one of these valves, that would be almost impossible. The rock or stick would have to lift the lever and turn the valve at the same time, which in reality is a little more difficult than the video shows. There are a few guys with these though and wanted a little more insurance and have installed a small hose clamp around the lever and valve to insure it stays in the closed position. It prevents the lever from being lifted and unlocked. I amost think, because it's bigger than a drain plug, I'd be more worried about breaking the whole thing off at the threads than it opening. I would also hope any serious off roaders would have a real good skid plate protecting the oil pan.....not the plastic one that comes from the factory.

Strongjeff 09-07-2013 11:04 AM

Re: Oil plug stripped
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by jeepgcoman (Post 888708)
Never even spill a drop or have oil running down your arm.

but that takes away the fun :D, anyway brass and aluminum tend to corrode together in my world


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