I have an F350 4x4 which has developed an oil leak on the bottom of
the pan due to rust. Is there any way to fix this ? (short of
I have seen people who sand it down and apply gobs of bondo to try to
stop the leak. The rust is on a large curved surface, so I think that
MIG welding a piece is really out of the question due to the amount of
forming involved in the covering piece, and the amount of surface
preparation & work I would have to do to weld in a piece.
The dealer wants $188 for a new pan. Does anyone know of a Ford parts
(or aftermarket) mail outlet where I can find a cheaper oil pan ?
Bite the bullet and put on a new pan. The labour to replace it is
worth almost what the pan is worth.
You could, of course, find a different pan with a similar size and
shape of sump, and cut and "paste" to fix the old one if your time
isn't worth anything. Or you could make a new sump out of strips of
steel, forming and welding to fit, if your time is worth less than
Thanks.. I never head of rockauto... that a great link, and that's
probably where I will order the new pan. I'll just have to invest 6+
hours of my time and do it myself.
Anyone else got any mail-order links ?
If it's just a pinhole, you can try a sheet metal screw with
an o-ring on it for a temporary fix. I'd still be looking
for a replacement. Tried wrecking yards? They usually have
a large pile of junk engines that they part out for stuff
Local U-Pull-It yard runs specials all the time.... like any oil pan
$3, and seat $15, etc.
On Wed, 07 Sep 2005 22:44:27 -0500, X-Eliminator
1965 Ford Mustang fastback 2+2 A Code 289 C4 Trac-Lok
Vintage Burgundy w/Black Standard Interior; Vintage 40
16" rims w/BF Goodrich Comp T/A gForce Radial
225/50ZR16 KDWS skins; surround sound audio-video.
Gad what fools these morons be....
Children are obscene but should not be heard
Give me a peperoni pizza... or give me a calzone!
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