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Went offroading today.. my oilpan isn't happy...


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#1 Andyjo

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Posted 21 April 2006 - 05:40 PM

Oops...
I met up with 2 wranglers, one with a 3" lift & mudders, the other was pretty stock. Anyhow.. we did some pretty tough stuff, but it was all a good time, but i guess i managed to smash my oilpan pretty good... because when i got home i found this:
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I'm going to see if i can take it off, and maybe TIG weld it up very carefully.. it's just a small pin-hole... is this a bad idea? or should i just go get a new one ($100 bucks.. blah)... Got the car very muddy, and the jeep guys were VERY impressed with it's capabilities.
Oh well.. i guess that's more modivation to finnish the bumper/skidplate, right? :rolleyes:

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Posted 21 April 2006 - 05:44 PM

Get a used replacement one. Get a couple actually :P

#3 Andyjo

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Posted 21 April 2006 - 05:44 PM

Get a used replacement one. Get a couple actually :P

already posted in the market place :rolleyes:

#4 Andyjo

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Posted 21 April 2006 - 05:55 PM

may have fixed it.. for a day or 2... silicon RTV is my friend :grin:

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Posted 21 April 2006 - 06:33 PM

I have several good used ones. I'll do you right. I may have a spare skid plate as well. PM me with your e-mail.

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Posted 21 April 2006 - 07:22 PM

clean it reel good... oil fires are tough to put out..:eek:

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Posted 21 April 2006 - 08:06 PM

It's made of aluminum right? :confused:

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Posted 22 April 2006 - 12:00 AM

I beleive those are somekind of steel if i am not mistaken if not i am amazed mine has not broke yet. I bang mine on huge rocks and stuff all the time and the most that has happened is a small golfball size dent.

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Posted 22 April 2006 - 12:59 AM

already posted in the market place :rolleyes:

Just here? Try NASIOC, I-club, RS25, local subaru shops, local junk yards, etc. etc.

I'm lucky in that I have a recycler AND a Pick + pull that I could walk into and get a oilpan no problemo for cheap...

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Posted 22 April 2006 - 01:56 AM

my buddy had a return line welded onto his oil pan for when he added a turbo....so it can be done


I'm soooo protective of my oil pan, it can really keep my abilities limited, cause I'm worried about doing that to my oil pan, or worse :eek:

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Posted 22 April 2006 - 12:46 PM

Skidplate

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Posted 22 April 2006 - 02:17 PM

I run with out a skid plate with my lifted wagon. hehe, the only dent in it is from when I had to put a jack under it to pull my engine when I blew up my pilot bearing. There are tough oil pans. I'm pretty sure they are thin layer'd steel.

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Posted 22 April 2006 - 05:29 PM

Now you got me worried about my transmission oil pan!

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Posted 22 April 2006 - 07:02 PM

Now you got me worried about my transmission oil pan!


your oil pan is located on your engine (the bottom to be exact), but you knew that;)

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Posted 22 April 2006 - 08:51 PM

I've got a skid plate on the engine, but the 4EAT oil pan is bare.

Sorry for the confusion.

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Posted 22 April 2006 - 09:45 PM

that looks similar to the damage i did to my pan awhile back,but i did mine on my driveway entrance.pulled in just a little to fast and then BANG...

of course now that i do have a skid-plate,i haven't had a need for it........(yet)

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Posted 23 April 2006 - 01:49 AM

if you havent found one yet, blackbart(frank) in PA has several for sale. good guy, done lots of business with him.

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Posted 23 April 2006 - 01:06 PM

be careful of the threads on the EJ oil pans, they are tac welded in and don't like bashing. somehow and two of my pans have failed after being smashed/hing up on the drain plug, one at the beach and one in the mtns. my bigger problem is my gas tanks in my 91' legcacy, I lost over two gallons of capactiy in two days of high desert, no leaks as of yet though.

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Posted 23 April 2006 - 11:26 PM

It's made of aluminum right? :confused:


Magnet; ferrous material will stick. Aluminum is non-ferrous,no stick...
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Posted 23 April 2006 - 11:34 PM

Magnet; ferrous material will stick. Aluminum is non-ferrous,no stick...
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hey.. now why didn't i think of that.. i just took e-mag last semester :rolleyes: i was going with the 'let's see if it starts to rust' approch.. d'oh! :eek:

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Posted 24 April 2006 - 05:07 AM

I've welded up a hold in a gas tank but never an oil pan...but know people that have...plus it's alot cheaper to weld it up than to buy another pan...but good idea to have an extra just in case of bad damage. ~~Lucas

#22 Andyjo

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Posted 24 April 2006 - 11:45 PM

Are any of the EA oilpans the same as the EJ pans? :confused:

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Posted 25 April 2006 - 10:58 AM

Well, they're not the same but, they can be made to work. I did this about two months ago and so did someone else on the board.
Pretty easy to mod to fit. The front mounting holes need to be widened. In the rear, you can lenghten the holes or add a small piece of metal to extend it. (I did the latter; other guy on the board took the "smarter, easier" route.)
Sorry to hear about the oilpan!

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Posted 25 April 2006 - 11:54 AM

Andy.

Contact Aaron's Auto Wrecking here in Seattle. 1-800-541-7271. They're a Soob only J/Y. Ask for Tom or Lenny. Tell 'em who told you to call and where you heard about it. Might help with the price and shipping time. They ship btw. It'll be the right part, don't jimmy rig your imp.

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Posted 25 April 2006 - 12:09 PM

I had someone weld up my pan with it still on the car. He opened the oil filler cap so there would be somewhere for the pressure to go and it worked fine.




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