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Old 03-20-2005, 06:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Oil pan leaking need help how to patch!!!!

I just got my motor put in my 91 ford f-150 4by4.I noticed yesterday my oil pan must have a small rust hole or crack in it it is easy to get to in the wide open.Can I drain the oil and clean it and sand it or wire brush it and use some jb weld it and let it set for 48 hrs then refill.Or is there another way to do it and is jb weld the best to use.Please let me know.
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Old 03-20-2005, 06:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Years ago I had a small hole that developed in a fuel tang on a Fiat. There was this stuff, it was two parts, had to fold them into each other kind of like silly putty. After prepping the problem area I applied the patch and never had another problem with it. Was it JB weld...can't remember? But I was impressed.
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Old 03-20-2005, 07:20 PM   #3 (permalink)
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On 2005-03-20 18:55, Iethiopian wrote:
Was it JB weld...can't remember?
this?
http://jbweld.net/products/index.php
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Old 03-20-2005, 08:27 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Kewrmit hit the nail on the head!
Part No. 8267-S
Quick, easy and clean. J-B STIK Weld is a hand kneadable, steel-reinforced epoxy putty adhesive/sealant that will plug holes and make permanent repairs on wet and dry surfaces. It will even cure completely submerged in water or GASOLINE! Simply knead thoroughly, with your fingers, a portion necessary for the repair and apply. J-B Stik will fully cure 20-30 minutes; and can be drilled, sanded, filed, tapped, machined, and painted. J-B Stik requires no tools or "prep time", and makes no mess.
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Old 03-20-2005, 11:10 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Take it off and fix it correctly, I thought I had a good patch job with JB weld and it ended up leaking over time.
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Old 03-21-2005, 01:04 PM   #6 (permalink)
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If this is just a beater and the hole is small I'd get a screw of appropriate girth (keep it very short though), coat it thickly in JB-Weld, and screw it into the oil pan. Let set for an hour or two then smother some more JB-Weld on the outside.

If this is a nice truck or you go offroading much I'd fix it right. It would suck for that patch to fail and the hole get bigger out deep in the woods.
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Old 03-21-2005, 01:26 PM   #7 (permalink)
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That's a good way to fix pin holes. Buy more than you need and be prepared to chase leaks - the Mustang has about 4 patches now. Once the rust gets started in those thin tanks, the leaks just keep on coming.
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POR-15 used to sell the 2-part epoxy ribbon described in the first post.
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Old 03-21-2005, 05:07 PM   #9 (permalink)
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It will work but its only a bandaid.More wholes are soon to follow.
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Old 03-21-2005, 05:37 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I've heard of people welding oil pans, even full of oil. Heck, I understand its not uncommon to see someone weld a leaky diesel tank back together.

Anyone got any more info on this?
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Old 03-21-2005, 06:06 PM   #11 (permalink)
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the guy my dad had fix his gas tank in the 70s used Bondo i say drain the pan and weld it. Welding with oil in it should like a fire hazard to me

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Old 03-22-2005, 02:23 AM   #12 (permalink)
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ckelly is right about chasing the leaks,i had a 351 that had been sitting on a garage floor for years,the pan had started to rust and i ended up spending more time than it was worth trying to patch that thing-get another pan and save yourself the headaches
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