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TIME-SERT 1415C Aluminum Oil Pan Drain Thread Repair M14x1.5

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  • TIME-SERT 1415C Aluminum Oil Pan Drain Thread Repair M14x1.5
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Time-Sert oil drain plug repair kit for aluminum pans with metric 14x1.5 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 14x1.5 thread size... it makes it STRONGER! This kit part number 1415C is commonly used on Honda, Acura and Chrysler vehicles with aluminum pans that have metric 14 x 1.5mm drain plugs. Why replace an oil pan for around $500 when this repair can be done on the vehicle 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. This kit is frequently used on GM's, Ford, Chrysler products and Hondas - it can be used on any make with 14mm size drain plugs.


How do you get the metal out of the pan? See the FAQ's video below for the answer to this and more.

Timesert is recommended by leading automotive manufacturers. 

 Contents of the TIME-SERT 1415C - Diameter 14mm Thread Pitch 1.5mm

  Drill Bit for drilling initial hole for thread tap.

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

  Tap guide, PN 34155 to guide tap in straight. 

  Tap, PN J42385-411 for tapping new threads for insert.

  Driver, PN 34154 for installing thread insert.

  5 steel inserts 9.4mm length, PN 14153

  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
    Worked as advertised, easy and cheaper fix

    Posted by Bob C on 19th Nov 2017

    I used this on a 2009 Honda crv that the threads stripped out, customer travels a lot and oil changed about every 2 months. The only draw back was that there was not enough room to use a drill. But this was not a problem, probably better doing it by hand anyway. The drill worked effortless, the tap then worked great, the cutter for the lip needs to be used with caution though. Even by hand power, I think I went about a 1/16 to deep, even though it is supposed to stop, for a even flush fit. Could be checked by inserting sleeve, but did not want to get oil on it, since I left the oil continue dripping out when doing this to help oil tools. Then let vehicle sit over night and all oil stopped dripping to ensure a dry non oil fit with sleeve and lock tight. The new sleeve fit perfect and after a quick oil flush with the old oil, after filtering twice. Filled with new oil and now pan was fixed. So far no oil leaks, I did also install a ball valve to drain oil, so not to keep testing the new sleeve. Over all, the product works as described, just follow directions, go slow and you will have a tool that can fix most cars. The new oil pan was $130, stamped steel, plus the time to remove old one, then hoped new one sealed. This only took about an hour because I worked very cautiously and now I can fix more for the same price. Worth the money for my garage or even for a one time diy at home.

  • 5
    drain plug rrpair 2096 honda ridgeline

    Posted by chipb on 22nd Nov 2016

    2006 Honda Ridgeline, I was able to do repair without removing oil pan, well thought out tool, easy to use, great product. Thanks.

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