Recent oil change now sump leaks
Hi, I changed my oil yesterday and found the sump screw arkward to remove finally got it of and emptied the oil. When putting the plug back in it was too easy to screw in and on further investigation I noted that most of the tread had gone from inside the sump (the screw bit is fine) I found little strands of metal in the old oil so it must have come of when I was unscrewing it. It has now got a slow leak - I left it parked yesterday and when I have drove today there is a patch about 3 inches wide.
The car is a 2001 model and I would not want to spend too much money fixing this, I fell there are a couple of options to fixing; seal the screw shut - any ideas how I could do that and what I could use? or replace the sump all together - ouch pricey.
Any other ideas peoples?
Last edited by harteless; 23-09-11 at 11:42.