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I just bought a used Honda Recon 2002 model. I decided to change the oil and realized I was tricked by the previous owner. The drain plug has what appeared to be welded pieces or some type of liquid nail around it. I had to pull it away from the drain nut to unscrew the nut. The nut came out but the threads of the screw began to break into pieces. I was able to push the entire threads inside the crankcase. I'm assuming there isn't way method for repairing this except replacing the entire crankcase. I don't have experience at this and don't know what else will have to be changed. The previous owner had to patch this up enough to sale it. I was screwed. Anybody have any suggestions...
 

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I just bought a used Honda Recon 2002 model. I decided to change the oil and realized I was tricked by the previous owner. The drain plug has what appeared to be welded pieces or some type of liquid nail around it. I had to pull it away from the drain nut to unscrew the nut. The nut came out but the threads of the screw began to break into pieces. I was able to push the entire threads inside the crankcase. I'm assuming there isn't way method for repairing this except replacing the entire crankcase. I don't have experience at this and don't know what else will have to be changed. The previous owner had to patch this up enough to sale it. I was screwed. Anybody have any suggestions...
more than likely..that liquid nail as you call it..is probally jb weld..seen it a few times..lol..as for you pushing the broken threads up into the case...not a good idea..if any of these small peices get to your oil pump..your gonna have bad engine trouble later down the road...if it were me..i would split the cases..and clean out the oil drain plug area..and yes..before you ask..it's a job !!..DO NOT ATTEMPT THIS IF YOU DON'T HAVE A REPAIR MANUAL !..other than that..thats about all you can do..even if you do manage to get the threads re-tapped..your still risking the damage of metal getting to your whole engine.
 
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