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Bogturtlewoman here again with another question. I think I might be at the forefront of those wearing out their Insights. Mine is a silver 2000 model, now at 115,338 miles. After the last oil change (I must admit that all have been done by the dealer in Bristol, TN,) a bad leak developed, having never leaked at all. Today I took it in and was told the plug in the oil pan has nearly stripped the threads and is leaking. I suspect this means that the last oil change the mechanic stripped the threads. The solution: replace the oil pan, about $450. This sounds a bit extreme!. I asked if the hole could not be rethreaded and use a bigger plug. This was met with warnings of the plug falling out as I zoom down the interstate. Any advice will be much appreciated.