Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by Bob, Mar 13, 2016. Unless Honda's oil pans are better than a few years ago, the threads won't take repeated abuse. I'm thinking of having a new hole made by a … ... removing the transmission fill/drain plug to remove the old automatic transmission fluid; ... Not all Jiffy Lube® service centers offer all Transmission Services. Use to work at Jiffy Lube and the newbies were good and stripping out bolts. Apparently, the last oil change I had gotten (at Jiffy Lube) the mechanic striped the drain plug to my oil pan. Had the oil changed at Jiffy Lube (I know, I know) two days ago. If it is, you can drill it out with a 1/2 inch drill bit, get a M14x1.5 tap and tap out the hole. Fortunately I looked in the rearview and saw the oil spray and the smoke from the oil burning off of my exhaust system, and stopped before the sump was completely dry. Had my oil changed at Jiffy Lube #2580 in Redmond, WA. I know this is an old thread, but I hope someone replies. He tapped in an entire new plug one size up from stock. prior to these jiffy lube changes the oil plug was in perfect working order. The guy at the jiffy lube said to buy a bigger bolt and cram 'er in there. Try using vise grips, but have a new drain plug handy. My last oil change they come to me at the end of the service and tell me, "Your oil drain plug is stripped" meaning they stripped it. If it is from the drain plug, it may be stripped and in need of replacement, both are easy fixes that JiffyLube will do for you. They crushed the filter getting IT off. What is the best way to repair a worn out drain plug in my oil pan? The dipstick was dry, and the drain plug was missing. Any way to repair this without replacing the - Answered by a verified Cadillac Mechanic. Instead I just paid $479 to drop my oil pan at a mechanic to make sure half the dipstick wasn’t inside my oil … We also offer Transmission Service. The nuckleheads at Jiffy Lube stripped the threads on my oil pan and the company is refusing to pay for it. Jiffy Lube® is a lot more than a fast oil change! About a 1/4 mile away, driving up a hill on the way home I noticed what sounded like noisy lifters, while rolling down the window to check I see the oil light come on. An outer ring of copper and a neopream center. So I took my car to get an oil change at jiffy Lube in November 2019. That's why I do my own. Re: your oil plug. just drill the plug out. Went to Jiffy Lube and the store manager was excellent. If no access to lift, jack/stands, ramps, or a curb to drive up on, buy a top-side oil extractor and do it yourself. stripped oil drain plug. Take the plug out and drain the oil. Jump to Latest Follow 1 - 9 of 9 Posts. The other place I took it to (another boob- loob) failed to torque the drain plug once, then stripped the drain plug once. Personally wouldn't go to Jiffy Lube under any circumstances - if for no other reason than likelihood of ending up with a stripped oil pan drain plug. I was there to get a routine oil change in my 2012 Audi A3, it was draining my oil to empty about every 2 weeks I took my car to the dealership, they told me I had a oil stripped plug and told me to bring it to jiffy lube and have them fix it. Post Reply. Just recently I took my car to Jiffy Lube for a basic oil change and they refused to work on it and said there was a temporary plug installed that is acting as the drain plug bolt (or whatever you call it) because the hole on the oil pan is stripped out. The main reason I would not take it to Jiffy Lube is that the tech re-installing the drain plug doesn't use a torque wrench and usually overtightens it. That last oil leak I had was from a blown seal on the oil … Stripped oil drain plug, want to replace with drain plug. Buy new plug, thread new bolt in and add oil. And yes, you should open the oil cap first unless you want your 30 minute oil change to turn into a 2 hour oil change adventure waiting for the engine to drain. I called management... Read more. I had no leaks on garage floor until next day after oil changed at jiffy lube took car back twice and they put blame on previous change ( which was done at the mazda dealer) but jiffy lube made no mention of a replacement plug being installed when they serviced it. If you want your car’s oil change to be carried out by a professional, then Jiffy Lube offers more than just a simple oil change. Everything turned out to be okay though. One final old school advice, if possible, wait for the engine to cooled down before putting the oil plug … Knowing which way to turn a drain plug can be confusing for two good reasons. Naturally, that doesn't work. More then it being just left over oil that may spilled onto the frame/arm when they changed it. 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