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chevy_20
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 50
posted April 19, 2003 02:06 AM
I ran over something a got a small hole in my oil pan? How do i go about fixing this? If I weld it....do i need to take oil pan off motor first or can i just weld it up while it's still on it?

outlawstock17
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 620
posted April 19, 2003 07:49 AM
i don't know if i'd weld it on the car. you could get some junk in the pan if you burn through. try this.....drain the oil, jack the car up in a manner that would make the hole as "high" as possible. this will allow any residual oil left in the pan to be clear of the hole. spray the hole area down with carburetor cleaner and wire brush it good. find your jb weld, (i know you have some, lol) and seal it up. let it dry and you're done. this is a temporary fix that should last until you need to pull the engine. then you can fix it right.

rfb320
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 43
posted April 19, 2003 08:48 AM
I have done the jb weld trick on an oilpan before and it worked great.I did just like outlawstock said, but i roughed up the area with sandpaper.

jnewman44
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 72
posted April 19, 2003 11:54 AM
I worked in the woods, anyway my boss stabed a hole in the pan of his truck on a rock, drained the oil, through the hole, and braized it up right on the spot, it ran for years. I would see no harm in using a wire feed on it, there is no welding slag from one.

dirtracer7
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 106
posted April 29, 2003 07:33 AM
Have fixed pin holes in gas tanks with jb . I take a small machine scrw with small o ring scrw in the hole then jb it works for many years .Make sure its free of residue clean with brake clean before the jb as outlaw says.

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