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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-15-2009, 05:18 PM Thread Starter
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i was changing the oil. i took the drain plug off (and it was super tight) to drain the oil. changed the filter out and put the drain plug back in and it wouldn't tighten up. IT IS STRIPPED!!!! has anyone else had that happen to them???


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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-15-2009, 06:42 PM
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Has the oil ever been changed before? Or was this the first service?
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post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-15-2009, 07:22 PM
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I've heard of 700 Yamaha's doing that on the first oil change but your the first XP 850 i've heard of. Let us know how you fix it and good luck!!...TOM

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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-15-2009, 07:35 PM Thread Starter
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yes first oil change and it is still in 6 month warranty. i will keep you posted. taking it in tomorrow.


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post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-20-2009, 03:07 PM Thread Starter
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polaris warrentied the whole thing. service manager told me they put a heli coil in it. all fixed.


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post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-20-2009, 03:41 PM
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what I'm guessing happened, was that the oil plug is steel and the case's are aluminum, dissimeler metal contact has occurred, they corroded together, i see this a lot if you over torque the lug nuts with aluminum rims.
apply oil or some other lube/ anti-seize compound to the threads next time you have it off.
although the heli-coil should be steel.
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How will they get all of the aluminum chips out the inside of the engine after they drill and tap it for the helicoil??

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post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-04-2010, 07:27 PM
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Very same thing happened to me tonight on my first oil change! Used a torque wrench, the threads stripped out before even reaching 15 ft lbs.
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post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-05-2010, 07:21 AM
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When you tap/heli coil a pan you put a lot of grease on the tool, go slow and the shavings stay on the tool suspended in the grease...

Flush and your good.
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I just joined the "Stripped Drain Hole" club today. Unbelievable.

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