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Old 01-09-2017
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Default Oil Change ****! or Stripped Drain Plug Blues!

I decided to change my oil today. It's the first time I have done it in this bus. WW Williams did it last time.
The drain plug came out hard had to wrench it all the way out. When I put it back in it just kept turning. Bummer! Looks like WW over tightened it and stripped it out.

So now what!

The current plug in my ISM is 1 inch x 18TPI. I looked at some repair kits but they don't go that big. Again, Bummer.

I kept searching and found that the Cummins ISX has a Metric Drain Plug.
27mm x 2mm pitch

Since 27mm is just a bit more than an inch, I have ordered that drain plug (Femco so I never have to remove it again) and a 27mmx2mm tap.

Should work!
Any other ideas???

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Old 01-09-2017
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You figure it's an oil change how hard can that be and then the fun begins.

Sounds like you have a plan. Other option would be to replace the oil pan I guess? Bet they cross threaded the plug and drove it home. Just not giving a S--T
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That should work Randy. 27x2 thread shows a 1.0 tap drill. The messed up hole you have is probably close to that.
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I am sure you already know, so this is for someone else doing this repair on their oil pan. Apply grease to the tap threads before tapping the hole to retain as much as the metal filings as possible if you go that route.
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Don't forget the thread sealer, believe you should be ok.
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Check to see if thats a plastic pan.
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Hate to hear this Randy. Let us know your final results.
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Fasten all if that doesn't work will usually help u but I bet u figure it out
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Jim Doel may have had the same problem..
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The shop that stripped mine (the mechanic didn't mention what he did and was fired) pulled the pan and welded it up, re-drilled and tapped it. They said it wasn't bad to repair.
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