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Repairing a hole in the oil pan

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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  • fieldert Mar 05, 2009

    I am not sure. It might be aluminum. But, I don't think so.

  • yadayada
    yadayada May 11, 2010

    no the pan is only used on your model, is it aluminum?

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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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