2008 BMW 328i, aluminum oil pan.
Changed the oil myself for the first time on this car. When I put everything back together the drain plug is dripping slowly. I go back under the next day to tighten the bolt and ... it sure seems like it's stripped. Spinning around.
On the other hand, this is my first time using a crush washer, so maybe I didn't tighten it enough?
It's still dripping slowly.
What should I do?
(And by the way, is draining the new oil, experimenting with the plug, and then re-filling car with the same oil a terrible idea?)
Update: I ended up taking this to my mechanic. They determined that while the drain plug screw is about an inch long, the thread in the oil pan is twice the depth, and only the outside was stripped. They replaced the screw with a longer one and I'm back on the road for under $30. Lucky!