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MikeRL411

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  1. You can repair the oil pan stripped drain bolt hole.  Buy a Ford 18mm spark plug insert kit, it includes taps required.  Only Ford, all others have tapered seats, the Ford has the necessary flat mating surface.  Also buy a Toyota  oil drain plug, they are 18mm.  Drill and prep the worn out oil pan insert location, apply the spark plug insert with included sealant.  Use the Toyota plug with some lube to install and torque the insert. Let cure, remove the Toyota plug, add a Toyota drain seal gasket [I usually coat them with Permatex number 1 sealant], insert, enjoy.

     

    You cannot just replace the helicoil insert.  The original insert is "SAE semi-finished" thread.  Doesn't exist in the real world.  It's like a straight, non tapered, pipe thread.

     

    I repaired my RL411 oil pan this way 30 years ago, it still works and doesn't drip or leak.

    1. ]2eDeYe

      ]2eDeYe

      Awesome! Thanks for the tip. 

    2. MikeRL411

      MikeRL411

      By the way, permatex on the oil pan side only.  After all you will need to drain and change engine oil some time !

    3. ]2eDeYe

      ]2eDeYe

      I currently have a non leaking plug. I sealed it with 'the right stuff'. Not looking forward to removal lol

  2. Rear

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    Front

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    Engine

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    Alt front

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    Interior

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  3. My earlier posting is buried inside another one. Here are my photos.

    Rear

    ip7ejs.jpg

    Front

    veu060.jpg

    Engine

    2yowv86.jpg

     

    Alt front

    34gu1s6.jpg

    Interior

    http://i29.tinypic.com/acbuq...

  4. I posted a series of photos in this section when it was first created. Look on the first page, it should be the second or third posting. I cannot repost today, too busy. If you can't find say so and I will resend to you.

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