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Old 12-14-2008, 01:56 PM
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Have any of you guys actually gone and looked at the reference URL's which I put in my other post ?

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Old 12-14-2008, 04:08 PM
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How the heck can you strip the drain plug on a 603's pan? They have very long fine threads, some moron must have used an impact gun or breaker bar on it. A 13mm open end wrench is all you need.

Before going nuts I would get a new plug and see if it bites. If not your going to have to helicoil it.


Pulling the pan on a 603 is a big messy job, I wouldn't even dream of doing it for a stipped drain plug.
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for a 617, that's not a bad idea as you'd spend nearly as much on a helicoil set, but for the 87 300SDL, an oil pan is not a $40 affair...

fastlane's got them for $411

Ouch, yea forget I said get a new pan.

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Have any of you guys actually gone and looked at the reference URL's which I put in my other post ?
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LOL, forgotten !!
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Old 12-14-2008, 08:04 PM
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for a 617, that's not a bad idea as you'd spend nearly as much on a helicoil set, but for the 87 300SDL, an oil pan is not a $40 affair...

fastlane's got them for $411
Yeah, and you also almost need to pull the motor to get it off.

The 603 is nothing like a 617 underneath. On a 617 yeah its cake just get a new pan and be done with it. A 603 has a big super expensive cast aluminum pan that runs the length of the motor. Mercedes being smart made the drain very long with fine threads to prevent this...
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For heaven's sake; there a whole industry out there dealing with solutions to just this problem. Quicky Lube has made it so....

Check here...all kinds of stuff is available: http://www.cgenterprises.com/drain_plugs_oversize_repair.htm
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Old 12-14-2008, 09:20 PM
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AMEN !!! That was a better reference than those I posted.... it is like a whole gang of people decided to reinvent the wheel.... or yell that the sky is falling...
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Old 12-16-2008, 12:49 PM
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Only problem with an oil sucker is it doesn't flush any of the debris in the pan out. Draining the oil doesn't get all of it, but sucking the oil is only going to remove any contaminates that is suspended.
That depends on how fast the oil sucker sucks. If it sucks as fast as you can drain, then the sucker will flush as well or better than draining. Also, at least on my vehicles, the sucker removes a little more oil than draining.

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