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Ford F-250, Engine, Truck
#7 of 16 re-oil pan
Nov 24, 2002 (8:00 am)
First of all is the oil pan punctured or crushed
where it leaks? If its crushed replace it with a new pan from the dealer there not that expensive in comparison to a motor. If its a puncture, drain it and try braising it with some braising rods.To pull the pan you have to remove fan,motor
mounts, starter,and probably a few other things
that you will find along the way.
And while your there put a new oil pump in it.By
the way that engine is going to have to be jacked up very high.Pay to have it done
Nov 24, 2002 (8:52 am)
Are you serious??
sounds like an eight hour job!
#9 of 16 isell........
Nov 24, 2002 (9:32 am)
Pretty close call, Mitchell time is 6.5 hours. That's assuming everything goes like clockwork and every fastener comes out without breaking, seizing or otherwise screwing up your day.
Nov 24, 2002 (12:21 pm)
I had no idea it was a 6.5 to 8 hour job to change the pan!!! Maybe I'll try to find someone to braze it, if that doesn't work I'll farm it out to someone with more than the limited backyard mechanic skills that I have. I assume it had rust pinholes and someone did a terrible weld job on it. THANX
#11 of 16 oil pan leaks
Nov 24, 2002 (3:03 pm)
as a preventative measure,when i see rust blistering on the pan i smear a little grease on it.the silicone sealant used as a gasket does a terrific job but oil pans seem to rust out as a result.
Nov 25, 2002 (10:14 am)
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