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Old 12-12-2007, 02:38 PM
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7.3L Badly Rusted Oil Pan

I'm the second owner of a 03 7.3L I bought it in 06. The oil pan is rusting out pretty bad and I am gonna need to replace it soon. The ford dealer said it would be like a couple grand and a week and a half. I find that really hard to believe. Has anyone done it. I have pulled motors out of cars but never a power stroke. Any input would be great. Thanks.
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they arent too difficult to pull the motors on.....BUT they weigh a lot and you need the appropriate equipment (not underrated for wieght) to pull them. I know the dealer i work at you would probably be looking at roughly $2200 or so.....and the timeframe all depends on how busy the dealer is...
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and depending ont he milage your truck could still have the 5/100 warranty still available to you as well....
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My warranty expires tomorrow. I didn't think it would be covered under warranty cuz it's not leaking. How big of a engine lift would I need? Would a 2 ton do it?
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I'm the second owner of a 03 7.3L I bought it in 06. The oil pan is rusting out pretty bad and I am gonna need to replace it soon. The ford dealer said it would be like a couple grand and a week and a half. I find that really hard to believe. Has anyone done it. I have pulled motors out of cars but never a power stroke. Any input would be great. Thanks.
all depends on how the dealer wants to treat you. There is a TSB for oil pan corrosion that you might want to have them reference.....

Motor wieghs about 1200 pounds....so a two ton will be plenty...most people try on a 600-1000 pounder and thats risking things a little...
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do you have a TSB # handy?
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do you have a TSB # handy?
no...but PM me in about an hour with your vin and ill find it...
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Old 12-12-2007, 03:41 PM
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I have 2000 7.3 that looked bad until i brushed it up and used Eastwoods rust encapsulator on it, Rust encapsulator seals and dries like an expoxy finish I saved alot of time and money. Hopefully you can save yours also.
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oil pan

IM a diesel mechanic and have done several of these.Pull the tranny and remove the motor mount bolts, jack the motor up itll go a couple of inches.then remove the dip stick mount (front valve cover bolts)then the oil filter then the oil pan. R+R the pan then reassemble should take about 10-12 hours for a moderatlly experianced DIY. Any other questions pm me
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Thanks for all of your help guys, I'm gonna try to clean it up again and maybe try POR 15 on it.
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