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Oil pan eplacement or repair?

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I have recently damaged my lancer's oil pan beneathe the bonnet. i hit a kerb at a parking lot. i have jacked the car up to see the damages caused and it seems the oil pan is dented witha crack 4cm long. Can the oil pan be repaired? ie welded back to seal thew crack or am i better off purchasing a new one? also is removing the actual oil pan an easy job? as i was thinking of doing it myself, and taking it to a panel beater to weld the crack? are there any other alternatives in repairing? like using a body filler of some sort? thanks for helping. much appreciated.


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  • archivaldo_w Jan 12, 2009

    the oil pan (crank case) is leaking the oil out need to repair how can this be done ?



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You can try JB Weld after you get it off. I would not try any chances with an oil pan. If that oil pan pours out all of your oil going down the road you will ruin your engine. If it is cheaper to get it welded you can try that. I can't comment on removing that oil pan. You should be able to jack it up and look at it. If there is nothing in the way that you have to remove like a cross member, it should be a piece of cake. Best thing to do is to buy a manual for that can and decide for yourself it it will be easy for you to do. I am a Chevrolet person myself. I am not up on everything in every new car. I usually buy a book on every car that I get or work on. Sometimes something looks very simple and it turns out to be a big headache. I do not know what year your car is or how the motor sits in it. You could call a garage to be on the safe side. I can not make a call when I can not see it myself. I gave you the answer as to what I would do. Be careful not to strip out the bolts going back on. When you take it off you will be able to see the bottom side of your engine. If it is old you might want to think about doing anything that you can reach like changing the oil pump. Just some advice while you have everything at reach.

Do not take any chances on that oil pan. Good luck. Rate this as a Fixya if this solves your problem.

Posted on Jun 16, 2008


I myself have bent my oil pan on a curb,but my oil pan is has a dent like a dome,yea I just want to replace it... Any tips on web sites or idea on price for this prblem.... youre fellow 4banger...lane,changer...blk03lancer!

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