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Old 07-23-2008, 09:41 PM   #1
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Oil pan plug...

It's leaking oil after I changed it, i noticed the plug would move a little and I started to add oil and it was leaking out of where the plug is pretty bad...

The washer is still in there, so i didn't forget that....I'm thinking the pan is stripped, because the bolt wobbles kinda freely when i was it in...

Am I going to have to buy a new oil pan, or can I get it re-tapped and get a bigger plug for it? It's a 2005 R6...
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Old 07-23-2008, 09:56 PM   #2
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It may be able to be heli-coiled.
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is there damage to the threads at all? new washer? i'd probably re-tap the pan if no torque could be put on the plug.
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It may be able to be heli-coiled.
If you can, get the bike up to the shop and we'll look at it and go over your options with you, no charge.
alright, will do...I work tomorrow & fri 10-4, saturday I'm off so I'm thinking I will try to get it up there saturday to you (i'm off) if I haven't found a local solution....

It's not that you guys don't do great work and have great prices, just its a bit of a drive for me. Thanks patrick.
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is there damage to the threads at all? new washer? i'd probably re-tap the pan if no torque could be put on the plug.
The bolt doesn't look like it has any damage, but I stuck my pinky finger up into the pan hole, and some metal is loose in there...I feel like an idiot. ughh :(

I wanted to ride this weekend too. =/
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wrongbolt?...IDK...try flashlight and lookin at the threads.
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Will it tighten? If it's only wobbely while you are it in that's normal.
The washer is a crush washer and is the actual seal.
They can only be re-used a certain number of times before they get too hard to seal.
If the pan is stripped then Helicoil is about the best way to go.
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Will it tighten? If it's only wobbely while you are it in that's normal.
The washer is a crush washer and is the actual seal.
They can only be re-used a certain number of times before they get too hard to seal.
If the pan is stripped then Helicoil is about the best way to go.
yeah its only wobbely while i'm it in....the bolt still tightens up, but it leaks while its tightened....where can I get a new crush washer? just any will do or what?

If my post was misleading, sorry....the bolt still tightens up pretty snug, but its leaking. Like it will tighten up enough where I can't unscrew it with my bare hand...but still leaks oil.
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try a new crush washer for sure then, any auto parts store will have them. only need about 20 ft/lb on the drain plug.
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try a new crush washer for sure then, any auto parts store will have them. only need about 20 ft/lb on the drain plug.
kk, i'll try that tomorrow. hopefully thats the problem, and not a stripped out drain plug hole!
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sounds like a stripped pan, ive done it before and it sux. Go see Motorcycles Unlimited they will take care of you.
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Oil pan is cracked....the hole the bolt screws into somehow cracked all the way up....posting pics here in a sec.

gotta buy a whole new oil pan...damnit.
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Oil pan plug...
Oil pan plug...
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Old 07-24-2008, 05:05 PM   #14
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do I need to buy some sort of gasket to go with a new oil pan? never swapped an oil pan out before on a bike...
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yes, you will want to pick up another gasket so it will not leak. When i did mine i had to take the exhaust off to get the oil pan off.
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WOW. Were you cranking on the plug? Did you hit something in the road?
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its prolly that loud exhaust.....


the hole just couldnt stand listening to it anymore and cracked!
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its prolly that loud exhaust.....


the hole just couldnt stand listening to it anymore and cracked!

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its prolly that loud exhaust.....


the hole just couldnt stand listening to it anymore and cracked!



yeah, I was cranking on it i guess too much...I've always been paranoid about my bolt falling out on a bike, because it would all hit the tire and cause a big mess, including the emt's scraping me off the road.

I'm going to safety wire this new oil plug I'm getting just so I can stop being paranoid about it and so I don't break my oil pan again.
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