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Dented oil pan, is it a problem?


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#1 Junkie

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 08:28 PM

I just pulled off my skid plate and bumper because I plan on building a new bumper, and found a fair size dent in the oil pan. Apparently I didn't support my skid plate well enough and it hit the oil pan pretty hard. This most likely happened a month and a half ago at the dunes, I know I landed pretty damn hard once. Probably 1000 miles on the car since then and I haven't noticed any problems related to this. 
 
 
Do I need to replace it, or should I be ok with just beefing up the skid plate so that it doesn't get any worse? If I need to replace it, what oil pans will bolt up?
 
EJ25D in a 99 Outback wagon. Thanks for any help. 


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Posted 10 June 2014 - 09:08 PM

That doesn't look too bad. Mine is dented worse, and it seems to be just fine.

Any EJ oil pan will bolt up, actually. Stay away from turbo pans because some of them require a different pickup, but 2.2 and 2.5 ones will work.

 

I've put plenty of 2.5 pans on 2.2s, and vice versa with no issues.



#3 Ibreakstuff

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 09:12 PM

Cracked oil pickup would be my concern, know anyone with a scope?



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Posted 10 June 2014 - 09:36 PM

Not that I know of, and with 1000 miles on it since I dented it I doubt there's a cracked pickup. 



#5 Junkie

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 09:39 PM

If I do want to replace it, does it require pulling the crossmember?



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Posted 11 June 2014 - 06:04 AM

No. Unbolt the engine mounts and the dogbone mount on the top of the transmission. I usually unbolt the exhaust as well, but people tell me that's not necessary (maybe someone can chime in here). Then just jack the engine up. Easiest from the transmission front diff. You'll need a wobbly extension to get to the back bolts, but it is possible.






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