oil pan drain plug on 1991 Mazda Protege

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

by in Laguna Hills, CA on February 05, 2011
2 answers 1 comment
ANSWER by , February 06, 2011
Get an oversized plug for replacement or go to a shop that can advise on repair.
COMMENT by , February 06, 2011
THANKS GOOD ADVICE, I WILL LOOK FOR ANOTHER SHOP WHO CAN TAKE CARE OF THE PROBLEM.
ANSWER by , February 07, 2011
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.