I wrecked my thread about 12 to 18 months back and thread locked in the Femco drain plug and posted the alternative theory on here and it was a bit of an experiment at the time to see if it was a solution.... It's worked. no leaks and dropped the oil several times and no issues at all!!
Great product and if you use permanent thread lock, it stays in there!!
The alternative is helicoil. No need to fit a new sump.
Why not just drive the vehicle to the local engine remanufacturer or engineering workshop, tell them what has happened, let them drop the oil and rethread the sump in situ????
Berlingo Multispace 2.0HDI '54 reg Mediterranean Blue
Cost? It's probably £80+ to helicoil the sump and then oil change etc.. then it's need doing right so there's no crap left in the bottom of the sump.
Obviously much cheaper than replacing sump but for a bust thread it cost me £30 ish and then future oil changes are so simple with the drain plug.
Sorry I didn't credit you Tucker. I couldn't remember who had the original idea that I also used.
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07-06-2012, 09:45 AM
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You could always remove the sump your self and obtain a M10 x 1.25 fine, hand tap and just clean the thread up.
It's most likely it'll just be the start of the thread that will be crossed so it won't take much effort. You might need a new plug if thats damaged. Don't forget to use a new seal.
Part No. 0311 29 for the plug, 0313 40 for the seal.
One like this on Ebay, item No. 280878670815
2006 2.0hdi 600 with bench seat.