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I hit a rock and knocked a hole in my oil pan. can it be patched? If not how easy is it to change the oil pan.

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It can probably be fixed by welding it. It has to come out though. It just has some bolts in it most likely 1/2" bolts if your lucky you don't have to take the cross brace out of the way to get the pan down,depends on the make of the vehicle. A mechanic can fix it for around 80 bucks... Good luck

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You need to replace to be sure dont leak again, just drain oil then remove all pan bolts,them make sure you clean all the old gasket off and replace with new gasket and use a high temp silicone around pan befor replacing. good luck to ya, It's not hard.

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