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post #1 of 5 Old 09-07-2009, 06:58 AM Thread Starter
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oil pan leak

ok so not only is there a slow leak in my oil pan but someone else already tryed to repair it by putting some fiberglass/epoxy crap on there and i dont want to take that off because im afraid that if i do there may be a big rusted out hole in my pan which would be even harder to repair so my question is how can i repair the leaks now?
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If I were you I would want to know what was behind that patch. The best way to fix the leak unfortunately is to pull the pan!

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but pulling the pan requires pulling the engine doesnt it .... god i hope theres an easier way
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but pulling the pan requires pulling the engine doesnt it .... god i hope theres an easier way
I would like to know as well because mine is doing the same thing. Not leaking bad but previous owner put some kind of crap on the pan. It's just leaking a bit now but of course will get worse.

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yes unfortunately you have to pull the whole engine out because it was a bad design. unless you could find a way to remove the crossmember. if it was me i would just do it right the first time instead of having to fool with it for a long time. replace the pan.
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