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2001 Elantra GT - bolt for oil pan stripped and assuming oil pan is stripped as well. What is all entailed with replacing the oil pan and are there any write ups on this? Anyone know what the oil pan is made of, aluminum or tin?
 

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It doesn't work that way. The pan bolts to the engine block, so if the threads are stripped, then either the bolt is stripped or the threads in the block are stripped. The solution is to tap new oversized threads in the block with the appropriate bolt. You don't even need to remove the pan.
 

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QUOTE (jsinton @ Jul 20 2010, 07:14 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=343351
It doesn't work that way. The pan bolts to the engine block, so if the threads are stripped, then either the bolt is stripped or the threads in the block are stripped. The solution is to tap new oversized threads in the block with the appropriate bolt. You don't even need to remove the pan.

I have installed a number of 14x1.5 Heli-Coil to the oil drain plug in the past.. Be sure to obtain a new drain plug from the Hyundai or Kia parts counter, just make sure the plug you get has a long shank on it to match the depth of the aluminum pan' drain hole.... Hyundai made a poor choice installing short drain plugs in the long aluminum pan hole... people pull the first half of threads out after while..

I do have a pan at home (I'm sitting in a Hampton Inn right now) that I took off a blown engine, and somewhere along the line line, somebody installed a steel "tme-sert' in the hole...sell it to you.
 

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QUOTE (jsinton @ Jul 20 2010, 07:14 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=343351
It doesn't work that way. The pan bolts to the engine block, so if the threads are stripped, then either the bolt is stripped or the threads in the block are stripped. The solution is to tap new oversized threads in the block with the appropriate bolt. You don't even need to remove the pan.
Is there enough room to retap? What I mean is I'm sure the thickness of the pan is thinner in some spots and by the plug it is probably thicker? What is all entailed with tapping it, what tools are needed and any idea on size?
 

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QUOTE (meld @ Jul 21 2010, 02:14 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=343619
Is there enough room to retap? What I mean is I'm sure the thickness of the pan is thinner in some spots and by the plug it is probably thicker? What is all entailed with tapping it, what tools are needed and any idea on size?
I'm sorry, I thought you meant the bolts holding the pan to the engine block. My bad.
 
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