Stripped oil drain plug

Oil pan drain bolt hole is stripped on my MB 1985 190D. No I did not do it gerrr!

What is the groups recomendations? I have used Time-Serts in the past with good results. I was hopping to stuff the drill and tap with grease to pick up the swarf. I would rather not pull the pan. Can the pan be pulled without removing the engine?


There are plenty of things that you can use to fix this. If you click on the Search button at the top of the page and search for stripped drain plugs you’ll get several thread most of which will contain links to particular products designed to fix this.