Loosen the oil drain plug for removal when changing your car's oil. On an air-cooled 1.6L Volkswagen beetle? The Oil screen/filter is in the bottom of the case and removing it will drain the oil too. I got it snugged up as much as I could, and it's not leaking oil, but it is far from being tight. It will mix just fine with current oil, but if you remove the cover you can get it all out and look at metal shavings. Oil drain plugs are what the car uses to keep oil in the oil pan. I noticed that the plug was very tight when I removed it. I had a VF 750 C years ago that had a secondary drain to let off a few ounces from the front cam bank, annoying for sure. So this drain plug could just fall out going down the road leaking or not. My son did the last oil change. Placing the plug in a half-up, half-down position, and turning it at that position in both directions. Oil drain plug just spins. Changed the oil in my bike yesterday. No. Just spins. The Oil pan threads are stripped so the bolt just spins and will not come out but turning it. Crawl under, and find the engine oil screw near the front. Changing your vehicle's oil on your own is a cheaper alternative to paying a shop to do it. It is called an EZ Drain. You will need three hands to do the trick. This cover uses an O-ring to build the seal and spins inside the drain opening to either an open or closed plug with barely a minor pressure on one side. Since then, when replacing the oil, if I tightened the plug using a standard socket, it would leak oil from the plug, so I would use my breaker bar to put it back on snug, not nearly as tightly as it was on when I bought the car, but tight none the less. Does a Rubber Oil Pan Drain Plug Work? Yes. It leaked a little bit of oil but wasn't a problem. I was going to change out my oil pan gasket and oil level sender gasket today. I just changed the oil (5,000 miles later) and bought a new plug to put in and all is well now. Just like other metal properties, the heat causes it to expand. its a 2011 sportsman 850 touring, yup its the engine oil drain plug...I'm not really comfortable drilling on the motor either. I tacked an allen socket to the plug and then just replaced the plug with a new one. Where you plug in the socket, use the wrench to loosen the plug in a counterclockwise direction. Well, I alternated between the garage and the auto parts store. Remove the oil level indicator tube. Discussion in 'General Support' started by TrynaLearn, Feb 23, 2018. If you manage to remove the drain pan bolt you could heli-coil the hole. I drained the oil and as I replaced the drain plug before dropping the pan, I noticed that the plug won't tighten, it keeps moving. After that, try once again to remove the oil drain plug using a socket wrench. If the threads are completely stripped it can even lead to the drain plug not fitting at all which would leave your engine completely empty of oil and unable to be ran. Now I go to change oil and the drain plug won't come out, it just turns. When he got his oil changed, they said the plug was rusted so badly that they had to forcefully remove it. I already tried getting some vice grips and attempted to pull it out and turn it at the same time. So far what I've found sounds like the pan needs replaced since it isn't possible to remove without damaging it. Posted: Sun May 31, 2015 11:23 am Post subject: Oil Drain Plug Just Spins I knew my plug was stripped because I could not get it tight. ... i have a 98 tahoe my problem is with the drain plug i took it to walmart to get the oil changed and know i cant get my plug to seat right and i cant get it off it just spins like the plug â¦ If the last person who flushed your Furyâs shaft drive oil did the job correctly, your drain bolt shouldnât be on too tight. What you do is buy one that has a slightly greater pitch and re-tap the the drain hole with the new plug. 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