I never experienced this so I guess I have been lucky for 50 plus years. My new to me 2006 3.0 has an oversized oil drain plug which I found doing the first oil change. Evidently to repair someones stripping or crossthreading the original.
Oil actually looks OK and inside valve covers looks very clean, no sludge, so it has been maintained. At least I have that going for me.
Now, the oversized repair -plug is a dorman M14-1.5 SO, which means oversized. It starts to leak as soon as you budge the bolt, it is very tough to turn the bolt until it just about falls out, and the area near the bolt had some thread sealant so it has/is leaking.
I'm looking long term on this one since it only has 114,000 miles, and would prefer to not reuse the oversized bolt. Remoiving and repairing the oil pan on the motor or taking off the oil pan is not an option, the manual starts with, remove flywheel, so no. I need an on vehicle repair option.
I think the pan is steel, so there are more options, and was thinking of using a product called Time Sert.
Anyone with experience using this?
Does it look like a timesert has already been done to this pan? I ask as I am not sure about the perfect ring just inside the outer silver part, I am not familiar with 3.0, the 5.0, 5.8, 347, I'm your man. :)