Oil Change FAIL Stripped Oil Pan Fix -- Honda Element
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While changing my oil I found that is was everywhere but the pan. The problem made worse when I stripped my oil drain plug by having the ratchet in the wrong direction. it confused me how its right on the ratchet but left when it spins I feel it, not the only one that finds thatconfusing. come on make it ore idiot prof maybe that's my million dollar idea. the original problem ended up being a bad crush washer which you are supposed to change every oil change which I didn't when I got it last June . on the next problem we trilled out the plug wile i held it with some vise grips. eventually, it came free and was stripped at the plug which was lucky i didnt have to use a specialty plug although i dint use a OEM plug which created further leaking .funny enough I fixed the problem for good in the town of olean ny which actually translates to oil in latin and at one time was an oil capital of sorts . Got a chance to see the town on bike and get the proper plug at auto zone and that was a wrap .