MY first oil Change, Maybe a stripped Oil Pan??
Long time no Post! I have a 2009 VStar 950, that was purchased NEW by the previous owner in 2011. It had 730 miles on it when I bought it, and prior to buying the bike, the previous owner had just got his first oil change at the Dealer around 700 miles, per the receipt I got with the bike.
My bike currently has 3,200 miles, but I decided to change the oil, just because. Got a WIX Filter and purchased Mobil 1 V-Twin
20-50W Synthetic Oil.
The oil pan bolt was a bitch to get off, I had to use a breaker bar to get it off. I never changed the oil before, but it seemed I was loosening the bolt over 100 turns to finally get it to come off. Looking back and what happened later make me think the oil pan threads might be stripped?
Anyway, drained the oil all day and when I got home tonight I tried to install the bolt and tightened it 50+ turns? Hmmmmmmmmm something ain't right.
I tried a few more times and then removed the bolt and as the BOLT Came out, a curly 1 1/2" piece of aluminum/metal came out and fell to the ground. I assume that curly slinky looking metal that came off was part of My oil pan threads?
I am not sure if I need a NEW oil Pan BOLT (mine looks to be OK, and in good shape, but what do I know)
OK, so now I need to figure out what to do. I am assuming my Oil Pan Threads are slightly Stripped by the DEALER who did the 700 mile oil change and likely over tightened the bolt. I mean, I used a damn breaker bar to get the bolt loose.
So I am not sure what to do? Do I even need a new BOLT? After some GOOGLE searching I read there is something called an Over Sized Oil Pan Bolt that you put in and it self threads the aluminum Oil Pan. Not sure if they make these for a Motorcycle, but I assume they do.
Is that what I need to fix this? Is it definitely the Oil PAN threads that are stripped, and not the Bolt? Again, a long curly piece of Metal Fell out of the Drain Hole when I was taking the bolt back OFF after I couldn't get it to Tighten.
What should I do?
Thanks In Advance!
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