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Old 01-31-2011, 03:46 PM
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ok so out trailriding and something kicked up and put a little hole in my pan. i've never pulled a powerstroke out so any tips or anything certain i should do. its an 02 7.3. im really not looking forward to doing this but i just can't afford to pay someone to do it. also anything i should do while i have the motor out? thanks
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Old 01-31-2011, 04:25 PM
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has anyone else done it this way? Oil Pan Replaced...cob-job way 56k WRNING - Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums
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OMG!!! WHAT A BUTCHER! He should have been wearing a bloody apron on when he did that job

The right way to do it is to pull the engine, there are lots of threads about how to do this, I wouldn't look forward to doing it, but it's not THAT bad.... (if that yokel had put the time it took to do the butcher job he did, he'd have been 3/4 of the way to doing a proper job)

The problem is not as much with the pans removal as it is with getting a good seal from the pan to the block. For that, Ford recommends turning it upside-down so the oil in the block doesn't drip down and contaminate that seal.

If you're going to try a shortcut, this is an interesting idea ->YouTube - damiandiesel1's Channel

Not sure if it works or not but, gotta be WAY better than hacking you truck apart!
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Old 02-01-2011, 08:26 AM
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What about getting the hole welded over. As long as your pan is not all rusted up maybe alot easier than pulling the motor. A good welder could probabaly make a nice oil tight seal.
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Old 02-01-2011, 01:50 PM
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i could weld it but my pan is pretty rusty. i got a pan from autozone for 94 bucks and either going to por15 or bedliner it. i am going to be pulling the engine i dont want to do this twice. my engine is dry from oil as i dont see it coming from the hole, started leaking on sunday night. when i put the engine back in do i have to do anything special since my motor is without oil for a few days or will everything be fine when i goto start? also is it bad that the engine is with no oil now if its not turning over
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With a skilled welder (I can think of a handful I'd let weld this) and some reinforcing, I don't see why this is such a terrible idea. If a good welder did it properly, it'd probably be stronger than it was before.

But, when the time comes to do mine in a few years, I know I will be pulling the motor. There's pretty much 3 ways to replace the oil pan. 1. Pull the motor. 2. Loosen the motor, remove the tranny, and lift the motor. 3. Cut the crossmember. #1 is the Ford recommended way. #2 is the cheater way, and everybody who says they did it this way, says next time they're pulling the motor.
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Old 02-02-2011, 12:06 PM
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With a skilled welder (I can think of a handful I'd let weld this) and some reinforcing, I don't see why this is such a terrible idea. If a good welder did it properly, it'd probably be stronger than it was before
It's a bit more complicated than that though, sure there are good & bad welders and the job of filling & penetrating properly could be done by someone with experience.

BUT, my concerns would be with embrittlement and the heat-stressed areas being prone to cracking sometime later down the road.....

Framerails and crossmembers are Not just mild steel to be messed with. They are engineered structures that you just don't go cutting & welding on

and, btw, judging by the responses to that butchery, I'd be weary of ANYTHING recommended on the Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forum
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Old 02-02-2011, 12:38 PM
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i just want to know, when i get the pan on and motor back in do i just need to add oil and it will be fine or is there a certain procedure to take
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ok so no one replied im guessing that everything will just work properley after oil is added. i just dont know anything about these motors and didnt know if maybe the oil pump or anything else had to be primed or bled or anything, sorry if i sound stupid
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and, btw, judging by the responses to that butchery, I'd be weary of ANYTHING recommended on the Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forum
Yeah... the dude didn't even weld it all the way across and everybody said he did a great job...

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i just want to know, when i get the pan on and motor back in do i just need to add oil and it will be fine or is there a certain procedure to take
Need to let the sealant/gasket dry overnight.
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