During a recent oil change Istripped the oil pan bolt. It took a bit of trial and error for me to realize the stripped hole was a 14mm 1.25 thread so I got a tap and rethread it to 14mm 1.5 thread with a new bolt to match.
However, what I completely failed to think of at the time was all the metal I was cutting when rethreading the hole.
Since changing my oil the motorcycle has been running not to my satisfaction and my first thought is that I may have some metal shards swimming around in my oil wrecking havoc.
I'll be changing my oil again tomorrow hoping to clear out any contamination when I drain the oil but what should I do to best clear it out aside from tearing apart the whole engine which I may do at a later time but don't have the time to do now.
Should I run some oil through it and drain the oil multiple times hoping that the fluid washes out the contaminants? Maybe blast the oil pan with my air compressor to try to fish whatever I can through the plug hole?
Would this contamination really even be the cause of any major issues? I doubt it's much, a lot of the metal stuck tithe tap when I pulled it out, but how much did not.. I don't know, and didn't even think to check at the time.