Sorry for posting this here as it’s an auto topic, but if anyone can help that’s cool, and if the post needs to be moved that's cool too.
I’m going to see my mom on Monday and she believes the oil drain plug on her 1997 Legacy Subaru is stripped. She tells me that the Quick Lube place discovered this during the last oil change a few months ago and she figures that it was not done by the Quick Lube place but by the Mercedes / BMW dealer last summer. I won’t know much until I see her on Monday. I’m wondering if there are a set of universal self threading oil drain plugs from Cambodian Tire or some such that I can take along with me.
Mom tells me that there’s a small amount of oil dripping out from under the vehicle but she is not sure from where exactly and that the owner of the Mercedes / BMW dealer came by to place some plywood under the vehicle (sounds like the guilty party - maybe).
I doubt I can hold the Mercedes / BMW dealer responsible if the oil drain plug is stripped as the owner has sold the dealership and moved to Iran (so Mom says) but I guess it’s a possibility. I’m looking for the simple clean solution without spending hours on the phone trying to get others to take responsibility (if indeed the oil drain plug threads are stripped).
I know about Heli-Coil (never used one) but I’m hoping I do not have to go that route. I won’t have much time or that many tools with me on the Monday. It could be that the crush washer is missing and that the Quick Lube place is wrong. My Mom lives an hour away from me so I won’t be able to hop over before Monday to find out anything beforehand.
I was planning to get the oil changed, and run it through Air Care and get insurance etc. for her so I’ll be driving around the ‘97 Legacy Subaru in West Van / North Van on the Monday if anyone has any suggestions, I know there are some car guys on this forum that work in the West Van / North Van area.