I know this is an old thread, but I hope someone replies. prior to these jiffy lube changes the oil plug was in perfect working order. I got the idea of letting "JIFFY LUBE" to change my oil with my carry in Mobile 1 and what a f*cking mistake it was. Fortunately I looked in the rearview and saw the oil spray and the smoke from the oil burning off of my exhaust system, and stopped before the sump was completely dry. Get a a good oil drain pan at a NAPA store and a good funnel this fits the fill spot to save any mess. Had my oil changed at Jiffy Lube #2580 in Redmond, WA. He tapped in an entire new plug one size up from stock. Having to deal with a stripped plug/pan is a hassle too, but since my M is now 4 years old it's not unexpected from having Drippy Lube changing the oil for most of that time. Something that could’ve been a quick fix and could’ve avoided angering a customer if I had just been told. Needing to change my oil during the trip, I stopped in a Jiffy Lube. Unscrew the oil drain plug and allow all the oil to empty. Jiffy Lube® is a lot more than a fast oil change! if you re tap it w. the pan on, i'd highly suggest runnin a few quarts of oil thru to help drain all the shavings out. Jiffy Lube cranked the drain plug so tight, stripping the threads was almost inevitable. I watched through the waiting room window as the worker finished up with the oil change. So I took my car to get an oil change at jiffy Lube in November 2019. Jiffy Lube stripped this guy's oil pan plug. I went for an oil change, and will never go back. Buy new plug, thread new bolt in and add oil. I'm thinking of having a new hole made by a … Naturally, that doesn't work. Take the plug out and drain the oil. Personally wouldn't go to Jiffy Lube under any circumstances - if for no other reason than likelihood of ending up with a stripped oil pan drain plug. That's why I do my own. If it is from the drain plug, it may be stripped and in need of replacement, both are easy fixes that JiffyLube will do for you. Post Reply. The guy at the jiffy lube said to buy a bigger bolt and cram 'er in there. Re: your oil plug. They put a bigger drain plug in and said everything will be fine. Instead I just paid $479 to drop my oil pan at a mechanic to make sure half the dipstick wasn’t inside my oil … Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by Bob, Mar 13, 2016. The other place I took it to (another boob- loob) failed to torque the drain plug once, then stripped the drain plug once. An outer ring of copper and a neopream center. Last time I ever go to Jiffy Lube for an oil change. I would recommend installing a Fumoto F106N oil drain valve if you plan on doing your own oil changes in the future. today i went to change her oil for her and the oil drain plug seemed to have been tightened by the hulk but more likely it was an air tool. 6/18/2012, I-85 near Burlington - oil drain plug fell out, dumping my oil all over the freeway. The last time I took my personal car to one was when I was 20 and living in a condo. And, as … I have one of those quickie lube places down the street from the parts store I work at. People who have their oil changed at the dealer and jiffy lube places. 1998 TJ Sport ... Just remove plug, drain oil. They said they would replace the pan for $450. The main reason I would not take it to Jiffy Lube is that the tech re-installing the drain plug doesn't use a torque wrench and usually overtightens it. One story I heard was that the quickie lube place is not responsible for paying for stripped out oil pans on vehicles that have over 100,000 miles. 10/26/2019 ... Jiffy Lube offers fast, convenient maintenance services. ... jiffy lube guy told a friend of mine it would be $200 to clamp a piece of exhaust tubing that he … Knowing which way to turn a drain plug can be confusing for two good reasons. Jiffy Lube stripped the oil drain plug threads on my 2003 Cadillac CTS. __. It's just too convenient to drive up at any time on the weekend (only about 1.5 miles from my house) and have the oil … Unless Honda's oil pans are better than a few years ago, the threads won't take repeated abuse. My last oil change they come to me at the end of the service and tell me, "Your oil drain plug is stripped" meaning they stripped it. If it is from anywhere else, it is your responsibility. These plugs have really cool seals. The dipstick was dry, and the drain plug was missing. I have one of the easy drain plugs from Geno's Garage that saves the mess one can make taking the drain plug out. shouldnt be that hard. If it is, you can drill it out with a 1/2 inch drill bit, get a M14x1.5 tap and tap out the hole. If no access to lift, jack/stands, ramps, or a curb to drive up on, buy a top-side oil extractor and do it yourself. I had driven cross country in my then new 1992 Toyota Pickup to California. I called management... Read more. I always use a closed end wrench to change my oil so I know I didn't strip it. They stripped my oil drain plug to the point where no one could take it off during the next oil change. Just recently I took my car to Jiffy Lube for a basic oil change and they refused to work on it and said there was a temporary plug installed that is acting as the drain plug bolt (or whatever you call it) because the hole on the oil pan is stripped out. That last oil leak I had was from a blown seal on the oil … Most people (Jiffy Lube and dealers) don't torque them treat and them like a pressed steel pan. Ripoff Report on: Jiffy lube - Jiffy stripping oil drain plug reno nationwide Had the oil changed at Jiffy Lube (I know, I know) two days ago. Took it back to Jiffy Lube and they changed the filter and put in a new oil plug. If it is not stripped, you're in luck. Any way to repair this without replacing the - Answered by a verified Cadillac Mechanic. Everything turned out to be okay though. I use a large syringe or old food baster to get the excess oil out of the filter canister. One final old school advice, if possible, wait for the engine to cooled down before putting the oil plug … just drill the plug out. An OEM Honda, Mitsubishi or Mazda drain plug will fit into the M14-1.5 thread, and with a 14mm hex will match the original 14mm hex of the OEM Toyota plug. easy out it. I read online that places like Jiffy Lube (not all) will do this on purpose so that you'll have to go back because it's nearly impossible to do the oil change yourself. Immediately noticed oil drops on my drive way after parking it, quite numerous actually. Mar 13, 2016 at 8:39 PM #1 #1. Apparently, the last oil change I had gotten (at Jiffy Lube) the mechanic striped the drain plug to my oil pan. ... removing the transmission fill/drain plug to remove the old automatic transmission fluid; ... Not all Jiffy Lube® service centers offer all Transmission Services. Related: Jiffy Lube - JL STIPPED MY OIL PLUG TRIED TO BLAME SOMEONE ELSE. Most likely an impact wrench was used to tighten the drain plug. Please call ahead to ensure the services are available. What is the best way to repair a worn out drain plug in my oil pan? Try and get it out but you can either replace the oil pan or have it tapped to a larger bolt. Jump to Latest Follow 1 - 9 of 9 Posts. I didn't have the right socket anymore and I was in a rush. oil pan plug stripped question. and re tap it for a bigger plug. I shut down the engine and pull over. He gave me two extra plugs … stripped oil drain plug. About a 1/4 mile away, driving up a hill on the way home I noticed what sounded like noisy lifters, while rolling down the window to check I see the oil light come on. Use to work at Jiffy Lube and the newbies were good and stripping out bolts. We love those guys, because of the number of oil drain plugs we sell the customers that leave that place. Lots of people. its a 9 hr job on a 4wd p/u in GMs book. I was there to get a routine oil change in my 2012 Audi A3, it was draining my oil to empty about every 2 weeks I took my car to the dealership, they told me I had a oil stripped plug and told me to bring it to jiffy lube and have them fix it. The nuckleheads at Jiffy Lube stripped the threads on my oil pan and the company is refusing to pay for it. Oil leak caused by stripped oil drain plug. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience on our website. The oil pans are well known for being easily damaged. i just pulled my oil pan last night. Stripped oil drain plug, want to replace with drain plug. Jiffy Lube’s Signature Oil Change is a comprehensive maintenance check to see which type of oil your vehicle needs. I knew my drain bolt was stripped from last time..then I tore it up even more with a vice grips.. needless to say, i was so swetty and T'd off..I finally went to Jiffy Lube and had them change my oil.. Try using vise grips, but have a new drain plug handy. The stripped one leaked a quart of oil all over my freshly paved driveway! If you want your car’s oil change to be carried out by a professional, then Jiffy Lube offers more than just a simple oil change. Typically, my vehicle would use a single over sized drain plug however, the damage was so significant that this part would no longer seal the oil pan gasket. My one and only Jiffy Lube experience was 20 years ago. Good luck . hey everyone, I recently gave my sister my old wrx and she has taken it to jiffy lube twice for oil changes since then. More then it being just left over oil that may spilled onto the frame/arm when they changed it. Lol of course. Broke off half of my dipstick and didn’t tell me. We also offer Transmission Service. And yes, you should open the oil cap first unless you want your 30 minute oil change to turn into a 2 hour oil change adventure waiting for the engine to drain. Went to Jiffy Lube and the store manager was excellent. 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