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I'm really hoping someone here can help me with this...
I have a 2011 6.7 and it came with the plastic oil pan and plastic drain plug.
Well I got 135k miles out of it before it started leaking but it is, and it's definitely coming from the drain plug. I read that once this starts it won't stop and that replacing the plastic 1/4 turn drain plug won't help. The plastic oil pan is known to leak there.

So based on what I've read, I need to drop it and install the factory metal pan.
Can anyone offer tips on doing this? Can I do this by myself? I read someone had to pull their engine out to change their pan, but I am hoping that was an earlier model engine like the 7.3 maybe?

I read since the metal pan is thinner, you need all new bolts so you basically throw the old pan and bolts into the garbage. I also read that the new pan comes with a new (metal) drain plug, but it doesn't come with the new shorter bolts.

Are these the correct parts and is this all I need?

Pan: https://amzn.to/37Nmyfp

Gasket:https://amzn.to/35HHaEc

Bolts: https://amzn.to/34uGMbR

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Wow... 5 days and not one reply to my plea for help? Dang.
 

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I dont think I would use those bolts. You are probably better off getting hex head so you can apply the proper torque. I also dont have any experience with that gasket. Ford uses a non hardening RTV sealant on the metal pans.
Other than that it is pretty straight forward. Drain, remove all but a couple bolts until the pan is free of the motor and than drop the pan. Make sure the sealing surface is CLEAN and free of oil.
 

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I did this a while back. However, I used arp fasteners with my metal pan. The thing I did wrong was..... I used the FORD RTV junky crap. Don't do that. Your on the right track, with the gasket. I'd coat it with some RTV gear oil stuff. GREEN TUBE. Then put it on, let it sit overnight. That's what I'll be doin, next oil change! Good Luck!!!!
 

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I did this a while back. However, I used arp fasteners with my metal pan. The thing I did wrong was..... I used the FORD RTV junky crap. Don't do that. Your on the right track, with the gasket. I'd coat it with some RTV gear oil stuff. GREEN TUBE. Then put it on, let it sit overnight. That's what I'll be doin, next oil change! Good Luck!!!!
?????? What?
The Ford RTV is awesome stuff if you follow the directions to the letter. I have never heard anyone refer to it as junky crap
 

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Toyota makes a great sealant. Techs call it F pig. It’s their Form In Place Gasket. Get the gray for oil pans.
Maybe like Ford’s, but it’s great if you follow the directions. Not so great if you don’t.
 
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