I was changing my oil recently, and it seems the people who stole my bike also stripped the BLOCK on the oil drain plug. The threads on the plug look fine, but feeling up in the hole feels very smooth. Can I retap the oil drain hole, and if so, how?
2 dollar oil plug from an auto parts store. Get whats called an oversizer plug, it cuts new threaading and only takes 5 min to do if you follow directions carefully and fully clean it after youve cut the threads.
quick question: what is the proper amount of torque for the plug? I just went into the garage (had a tune up a few weeks ago) and noticed a drip, very slight, but coming from the plug. I torqued it down a little bit and am monitoring it but want to make sure it's not over-done.
Also does anyone have a link to an online version of a service manual? I have one for my yamaha and it's bailed me out more times than I can imagine.
I am rebuilding a 86 1100 motor and have the motor out. That oil pan plug thread was messed up. . I bought a new pan. Thats a a plug you will be loosening and tightening all the time for oil changes. Make sure you invest a couple bucks also for the new plug. It's worth it.