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Old 10-27-2020, 04:44 PM   #31
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They threw in a drain that’s bigger. Not uncommon. Maybe remove and check thread pitch and size.
They thew in a drain. Do you mean they put in an insert or something?
I'm trying to imagine it.
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Old Yesterday, 11:58 AM   #32
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They thew in a drain. Do you mean they put in an insert or something?
I'm trying to imagine it.
Oversized self-tapping plug, heli-coil, whatever.
Makes no difference to me. I'd want a new pan and nothing less. A self tapper is just straight-up unacceptable to me and while Heli-coil is okay to band-aid an exhaust stud or some other similar fixed, non-fluid related fastener it has no business being in a situation where the bolt will continuously be removed and then re-torqued....like an oil pan drain plug for instance. That's just a "tag, your it" fix. It just fucks over the next guy to deal with it somewhere down the road.
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Ask them for a picture of the drain bolt.

In all seriousness I hope it is not, because I hand picked them to do routine services on my bike, beating out Fremont Honda and GP Sports since The Motor Cafe can't do Honda services anymore.

However, looking at the OP, they live in Palo Alto and used a trailer, so could be likely. I'll try to give the benefit of the doubt though.
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Oversized self-tapping plug, heli-coil, whatever.
Makes no difference to me. I'd want a new pan and nothing less. A self tapper is just straight-up unacceptable to me and while Heli-coil is okay to band-aid an exhaust stud or some other similar fixed, non-fluid related fastener it has no business being in a situation where the bolt will continuously be removed and then re-torqued....like an oil pan drain plug for instance. That's just a "tag, your it" fix. It just fucks over the next guy to deal with it somewhere down the road.
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I had a helicoiled plug seat on a '69 Porsche 911, and I used to change the plugs once a year or so. No problems with it.
The P.O. had someone install it, at least I think so. I was the 3rd owner. Like you say, helicoiling a drain plug seems like a bad idea. (drip, drip, drip)
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Oversized self-tapping plug, heli-coil, whatever.
Makes no difference to me. I'd want a new pan and nothing less. A self tapper is just straight-up unacceptable to me and while Heli-coil is okay to band-aid an exhaust stud or some other similar fixed, non-fluid related fastener it has no business being in a situation where the bolt will continuously be removed and then re-torqued....like an oil pan drain plug for instance. That's just a "tag, your it" fix. It just fucks over the next guy to deal with it somewhere down the road.
Just my

FWIW, All the threads were heli-coiled from the getgo on all the aluminum parts at the company I worked for.... They went on the aircraft, and that was a customer requirement.... Just taping a hole in aluminum was unacceptable
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Something backyard wrenches need to remember, the cases and pans are aluminum (mostly) and the drain plugs are steel. The plugs don't strip very often, it's the receiver threads that do. Either way, the OP got looked after the right way.
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