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oil pan drain plug on 1991 Mazda Protege

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PLUG HAS BEEN LEAKING FOR ALONG TIME. I DONT WANT TO CHANGE THE OIL PAN, CAN I PUT TEFLON TAPE ON THE THREAD? THE THREAD MAY BE STRIPPED CAN PAN BE SAVED?
ANITA
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If the pan could be saved would depend on condition of threads. If plug is stripped, a plug replacement would be all thats needed. An oversize plug may work to recut the threads, but that is seen as a temporary fix. Vehicle may need a new oil pan.
Get an oversized plug for replacement or go to a shop that can advise on repair.
THANKS GOOD ADVICE,
I WILL LOOK FOR ANOTHER SHOP WHO CAN TAKE CARE OF THE PROBLEM.