What is the best way to repair a hole in the oil pan? JB Weld didn't hold. A new one from the dealer is rather expensive and I can't find a supplier that has one. Also, what other years and models have the same pan so I can call the junk yards to try to find a used one?
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Re: Repairing a hole in the oil pan
The problem with welding on the car is that you will NEVER get it clean enough and weld will not hold. Remove pan and clean it, THEN weld it. I usually screw it down to a piece of 3/4" plywood so that it does not warp while welding...also use a wet rag to cool area near weld as you work (at least 3-4 inches from work area)
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try high heat jb weld if that dont work then new oil pan i loaned my car to some 1 and he ripped a hole the size of a plum in my oil pan i cleaned pan piece of sheet metal and jb weld still driving today
As good as JB Weld is, I doubt that it would work in that application. The bad oil pan gasket may still let the oil out and it will travel along the oil pan rail looking for another avenue to drip out onto your floor or driveway. Best solution is to pull the oil pan off and have a new gasket put on. But if you try it, post back and let us know if it works. I would like to know another good use for JB W!
Hello, broken gear teeth can make holes in the case or if you were off-roading something could have hit it. If you are not the original owner, a flying front driveshaft could have knocked a hole in it.
Biggest problem I would worry about is a loose part inside the case. If there is a pan or drainplug, take it off and see if more than fluid comes out. JB Weld is good for sealing something like this. Depending on the metal, you can even weld Aluminum now. There are products for heating cast metal now too.
If the area is larger than a quarter, and you decide to try JB- Weld, clean off the sides and sand the finish to bond the chemical. Then gradually work the hole smaller with additional JB until the hole is sealed.
JB Weld is good, if you can get pan dry and grease free. Another good possibility is Loctite's gas tank epoxy. This stuff dries like concrete and it's a two part "ribbon". Rover guys use it all the time.
The best thing is to replace your oil pan itself.But if you can`t do that for now you can patch it with J.B Weld.They make a real good patch solution but it is not a permanent fix.Make sure and pick the right stuff because they have it for all different materials.Get the stuff that works on metal and make sure you clean the surface real good or it will not hold.Hope this helps.Good luck.
clean hole thoughrally sp?, sand w/ 220 grit sandpaper, and put jb weld on hole let sit at least over night. color of oil sounds like you may have a little water mixed in with oil, change oil. water mat have entered through hole.
yes the engine has to be raised to be removed. i have had this same problem on a customers car. he didnt want to go to the expense of replacing the pan . so we tried JB weld on the pan and that was over 2 yeas ago and its still holding. the trick to JB weld is CLEAN. remove all the oil from the pan and clean with brake cleaner inside and out and grind the area clean to remove the rust . you might burn threw the pan but that is ok. just remember very clean . and wait 24 hours before you put oil in the engine. but your right the correct fix is to replace the pan. but is the car worth the expence? good luck paul
An old easy "back yard" solution for this is drain the oil pan/pull it off is easily removed, and use a propane torch and coat hanger to "braisse" the hole. You can use "JB Weld" (sold at any auto parts store and wal-mart) to temporarily plug the hole, but it won't hold too long, may be as short as two weeks, may hold 2 years, it's unpredictable
JB Weld should work, however, I would recommend actually replacing it or bringing it into a shop for a more permanent fix. The JB Weld will probably only work for a short time and you are better off not taking a risk when it comes to oil, since not enough oil can lead to a siezed engine.