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2004 Saturn L300 Question: Oil plug stripped threads.Oversized plug installed & is partly stripped/leaking?

 

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SaturnGregs, 3.0L V6, Phoenix, AZ, March 20, 2012, 14:28
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Service man recommended going to a dealer that has Saturn Parts and get new pan. This is about $677. Is there a less expensive solution?

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    dale45 from Fairway Auto Repair, March 20, 2012, 15:25
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    If this is an aluminum pan, typically it can be rethreaded (tapped) with an even larger size.
    Do you know what size, the oversize plug is? Does it have an aluminum oil pan?
    If it has a steel pan it can make it more fifficult, but typically tapping oversize can be done.

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    SaturnGregs, March 20, 2012, 15:32
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    The pan is steel but the service man said the threaded area receiving the plug was aluminum. The service man said that he did'nt think another oversize plug was possible.

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