View Full Version : stripped oil pan bolt
04-16-2007, 03:46 PM
So i went to change the oil for the first time on this car by myself since the day was nice. And i went to put the the 9/16 socket on it and the blot was completely stripped. So someone, either valvoline or the dealership stripped the bolt. What do i do? I am too pissed. please help me out.
04-16-2007, 04:03 PM
Vice Scrips (SP?) and some pb blaster??
04-16-2007, 04:04 PM
tack weld a bolt on to it and use it?
04-16-2007, 04:18 PM
if doing the vice grips and they wont hold try grinding a flat spot into the side so there is something to grab. Tacking a bolt to it would probably work best if you have access to a welder.
04-16-2007, 04:58 PM
9/16? thought it was a 15mm???
04-16-2007, 09:14 PM
can someone confirm that for me? if its right ill feel like a a** and then will give another update
04-16-2007, 09:29 PM
i use 9/16,always works for me
04-16-2007, 09:33 PM
i use a 15mm.
04-16-2007, 09:38 PM
it is a 15mm IIRC, and the vice grips should be fine, all bolts are metric
04-16-2007, 09:47 PM
i must be retarded then...
04-16-2007, 09:51 PM
srry all GM bolts on the GA are metric
04-16-2007, 10:05 PM
04-16-2007, 11:33 PM
04-17-2007, 12:57 AM
if it gets to be too much trouble just get out the old drill set and drill out the bolt, go to the parts store (or dealership which i recomend) and get a new oil pan bolt for a few bucks. it may sound ****y of me to say (and i dont mean to be) its best to work smart, not hard.
btw i suggest hammering on a smaller sized socket could result in damage to an aluminum oil pan
04-17-2007, 04:46 PM
Its Def 15mm
04-17-2007, 04:48 PM
a 13mm def worked for me, perfec fit, dont know why but it did.
04-17-2007, 05:08 PM
probly cause it was so badly stripped....or maybe somebody changed the plug at some time
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