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Oil pan replacement

My oil pan has been (repaired?) by a crooked mechanic who was supposed to replace it with a new or used one. He only welded it over and charged me for a new one.

I'm buying it myself this time and having a friend put it in for me. is there anything I need to know before having him do this work himself?

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  • Screwy 97 TL Sep 04, 2008

    Is there any online manual I can look at you know of?

  • Screwy 97 TL Sep 04, 2008

    I knew that already! LOL. If you re-read my last question, I meant online....thanks for trying though



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Ensure that there is no residual old gasket in place is the only thing you need to know and buy the original gel gasket from your manufacturer's.

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Biggest advice i can think of is to make sure ALL of the old gasket material is removed before installing new pan to keep it from leaking when you install new gasket a thin coat of Form-A-Gasket or similar type silicone on new gasket sure helps out hope this helps

Posted on Sep 04, 2008

  • Charles ogden Sep 04, 2008

    yes go to and look up on repair guide for your car

  • Charles ogden Sep 04, 2008 has an online repair guide on their site just click on repair guides and enter your car info didnt mean for you to go buy a haynes book hope this helps



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