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TIME-SERT 1215C Aluminum Oil Pan Drain Thread Repair M12x1.5

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 Time-Sert oil drain plug repair kit for aluminum pans with metric 12x1.5 size plugs. This kit is a must for any repair shops that perform oil changes. One aluminum drain plug thread repair can save hundreds of dollars! This kit not only restores the oil pan back to it's original 12x1.5 thread size... it makes it STRONGER! This kit part number 1215C is commonly used on motorcycles and cars aluminum pans/housings that have metric 12 x 1.5mm drain plugs. Why replace an oil pan/housing for around $500 when this repair can be done without removal for a a fraction of the cost? Are aluminum threads stronger than the steel threads? Of course not, that's why TIME-SERT thread inserts are a better option than replacing an aluminum oil pan. Does this fit your BMW? See our tech article for application help. BMW Oil Pan Thread Repair. *Note the BMW application list is for guidance based on M12x1.5 drain plug size application list. If your plug has been changed it could have been replaced with an oversize plug making this kit not work. It's best to verify your plug size before ordering.

Time Sert is recommended by leading automotive manufacturers. 

 Contents of the TIME-SERT 1215C

  Drill Bit for drilling initial hole for thread tap, 31/64".

  C-bore or Counter Bore for making recess for lip of insert, allowing insert to sit "flush".

  Tap guide, align tap in straight, pn 32155. 

  Thread Tap for tapping new threads for insert, J42385707.

  Driver for installing thread insert.

  5 carbon steel inserts 9.2mm long pn 12151

  Instruction Manual (can be previewed here in pdf) 


Need more information on TIME-SERT thread repair kits? Visit our auto repair blog section on thread repair kits for tips, advice and all your thread repair questions answered. Just comment and we will be quick to respond.

See the pdficon-small.png TIME-SERT products pdf for more information on thread repair kits and inserts. Some are listed for certain applications on cars, trucks and motorcycles. The pdf is a partial application list so feel free to email or call if we can assist with your particular need. We also accept inquiries regarding our daily TIME-SERT specials. Remember TIME-SERT is recommended by leading car manufacturers like the General Motors Corporation. In fact TIME-SERT is GM's only authorized repair for head bolt threads.

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2 Reviews

  • 5
    BMW oil drain plug repair on a 2010 528i xdrive

    Posted by Ted T on 27th Sep 2020

    When I bought my 2010 528ixdrive, some one had stripped the drain plug, the cost to replace the pan would have been over $1500 and a very labor intensive job. Using the Time Sert for this application was a breeze, everything you need is in the kit. I was very nervous but as I went through the steps I became more confident, the job took about 1/2 hour no leaks and I used the factory drain plug I would highly recommend this kit now I have metal threads instead of aluminum. I did 2 oil changes and no problem.

  • 5
    Time Sert 1215c aluminum oil pan drain thread repair m12x1.5

    Posted by Jim E on 22nd Apr 2020

    Do my own oil changes, conducted a recent oil change on my 2012 bmw x5 35d with 140k, after the change noticed an oil leak on the driveway, of course I went to panic mode and starting thinking about the cost. I did some research and found your product and others who used it with excellent results. Your product worked perfectly, the bits are very sharp and well made! I highly recommend your product for this similar issue. Jim

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