Hey I've got some what of a problem on my hands. It doesn't really deal with my Civic, but I figure I would post it in the tech portion of the site anyway. Well what's going on is that I went to change the oil for my dad's van, because I haven't changed it in like 6 months. Neither him or I have touched the oil in 6 months, but he has taken it to a shop to get a fuel problem fixed. Well back to the problem, I go and check the oil, it's still like brown, not too dirty, and get this, still up to the max line. He doesn't add oil to it, because there's no reason to. I figure it's been changed lately because of the oil level and the freshness of the oil. I'm just going to change it anyway because it hasn't been done by me in a while, and plus I had nothing to do. Well I go down there, and the oil drain plug/bolt is fucking stripped! I put the socket on there, and it just spins freely. I feel it and its basically a circle..smooth edges and everything. So now I have no idea how to get it out. I'm thinking about just going ahead and taking the filter off first, let it drain whatever comes out, and then pulling the oil pan all together. Unless anybody else has a suggestion of what would work, thats my only option. Spending more than 20 bucks (ie taking it to a shop) is not an option, I had the shops around here. Sorry long post guys, I hope somebody can help. Thanks in advance.