Hi all i wanted to get some advice about this situation of a stripped oil drain hole. First some background, the car is a 1993 tempo 4 cylinder. It was my cousins car but she got a new one and i needed a car so she gave it to me. It runs pretty good have a valve cover gasket blown out that i had repaired. was fine after that till i decide a week later to change the oil. First thing i noticed was the drain plug was not the original, it was a big hex head on it. I found a wrench that would fit and begin to loosen it.
The second thing that set off a warning was when i was loosening it it felt wrong, grabby and grating. I started to panic and sure enough once it came out I saw it was a double oversized threading plug. I wanted to cry. Well i put a new washer on it and prayed it had some threads left in the hole, but it didnt look good esp with all the aluminum pieces that came out on it.
Now my poor car will not hold oil, mechanic says they cant time sert it, not enough material to hold it. Cant replace the pan there are none, not even from a junkyard, and they stopped making them years ago.
What can be done? My idea was to just seal the pan up and top drain from now on. But mechanic is iffy on that. He said they may be able to put a nut in the pan and try a new bolt. But honestly i dont think a normal weld will hold. I dont have a lot of money thats why i took the car. It runs good , but cant drive it now because the oil just pours out the drain hole when you do.