went to change oil on my bus last weekend and had to pull off the plate on the bottom since it didnt have the oil plug. drained oil which was a task due to the windy conditions... a tad messy.
i had bought a new plate with the drain hole and after cleaning off the bottom where the old seal had stuck i went to tighten things up. i went in a star like pattern and noticed one of the studs was a bit longer. as i went the stud stuck out longer each time i tightened it it never got real tight or pulled the plate to the engine. i finally decided to leave it be and tightend up the others. it looks like its started to pull out, and i need to know what size helicoil i need to get to repair it. cant put oil in or it will just leak out, and cant really get it moved to anyone to get it done. :'(