If the mechanic can safely extract the remainder of the bolt with the pan installed, why would he need to remove and/or replace the pan? Once the plug is out, couldn't you just use a helicoil to fix any damaged threads and go from there?
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Last edited by ZeGerman; 01-23-2013 at 04:29 PM.