Just thought I would drop a note here to let you know that I finally
got around to fixing my stripped oil pan drain plug in my 1986 190e.
I am pretty sure this is the reason the guy sold the car to me, as he
was very retentive about his oil...
Anyhow I discovered this product call "Timesert" which is a sleeve that
fits into the whole the drain plug formerly occupied.
I bought a whole kit which included a drill. a reamer, a tap, 5
inserts and threading tool.
The whole process took me about 1 hour and this was my first time so I
didn't rush. Works great! Very excited about not needing to replace
the oil pan!
That is all.
PS Car still running great. 140,000 miles
PPS Any other people in the Seattle area that need a stripped oil pan
plug repaired, I have 4 left over inserts ;~)