Join Date: Apr 1999
Location: Los Angeles CA
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Re: Oil Pan Rust Out
I too have seen many posts about the oil pan rusting. I have luckily not had this problem (I live in So Cal). I have read some stuff about people using JB Weld, but I suspect that is very temporary fix. If it is rusted in one spot it is probably close in others as well. I think you gotta change the pan, and from what I have read the CORRECT way to do it is to pull the engine....then install new pan with engine upside down on a stand and let set overnight.
Are rusted out oil pans a common problem on other vehicles? Seems absolutely ridiculous to have an engine that can last 500k miles, but you have to change out the oil pan every few years, at the cost of a complete engine removal!!!
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