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Old 12-03-2013, 01:55 PM   #1
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Oil Pan Change, Prep New One Not to Rust?(again)

Hey what's up everyone. I just bought my first Jeep last week and the oil pan is rusted to the point where oil is leaking through the pan itself! Never heard of anything like it before lol

So I ordered a new one, the Spectre CRP06C to be exact, and received it today. Should I do anything to it to help it from rusting etc? It's only $75 if I find myself doing it again in a decade from now.

Also at the same time of replacement, I am picking up a M14x1.5 magnetic drain plug, Fel-Pro oil pan gasket, Fel-Pro rear main seal(while i'm in there, it might be leaky), and Chrysler Anaerobic Gasket Maker according to this write up:
[Repair] Rear Main Seal Replacement

I think I have all angles covered and assuming to not do anything to the oil pan to prep it for rust. But....what do you guys think?

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Old 12-03-2013, 03:17 PM   #2
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If it already has a good coat of paint on it you should be good to go! If there is any scratches or bare metal you should prime and paint.

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Old 12-03-2013, 03:28 PM   #3
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I had the same problem, when I saw the oil pan is badly rusted, I thought it wise to clean off the rust and paint the pan, but cleaning the rust off cause oil to seep through..

Got a new pan and gave it about 5 coats of thick hammerite before fitting it.. 2 years later, still looks like new!!
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Old 12-04-2013, 06:57 AM   #4
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Cool thanks guys, i'll just slap it on since it's already painted black.
Figure it's only worth $75 and less effort to change it than to paint it plus cost of paint+time
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Old 12-06-2013, 10:15 AM   #5
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Oil pans are easy to replace?..Do tell..
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Old 12-06-2013, 10:42 AM   #6
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You never heard of an oil pan rotting through. LOL I said the same thing a few years ago when my Ford pan rotted through. Keep the new one scratch and chip free by touching up any areas that get messed up.
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Old 12-06-2013, 11:19 AM   #7
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Oil pans are easy to replace?..Do tell..
Nah haha it's like pick your poison, my pockets are bone dry for some rattle cans at the moment

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You never heard of an oil pan rotting through. LOL I said the same thing a few years ago when my Ford pan rotted through. Keep the new one scratch and chip free by touching up any areas that get messed up.
Good idea to inspect it for chips during oil changes to touch up as you go, thanks
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Use a self-etching automotive primer first before painting it and the paint will last a LOT longer. Automotive paint stores sell it in aerosol cans. Or at least use some form of primer first like from Krylon or Rustoleum. And only paint the outside of the pan.
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x2 i have a new one waiting to go in come spring but i sprayed mine with this to keep it from rotting again
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You could always go with the pan from MOROSO, its sold by Quadratec looks real cool, whats a few more $$$$.
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You could always go with the pan from MOROSO, its sold by Quadratec looks real cool, whats a few more $$$$.
More than Half a grand for an oil pan? Sure, I've got money to throw away. lol.

http://www.quadratec.com/products/51009_1012.htm
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Lol @ that oil pan price.
So I did swap it out on Saturday as it was, and didn't replace the oil pan gasket because my mechanic buddy looked at it, wiped it down and said it's steel plated and in great condition to reuse(also said newer cars have it stamped "ok for reuse")

I was very surprised by this but I trust his word as he's very experienced and everything seems to be fine even 2 days later after driving.

As far as the install, it's simple but more time consuming if you're used to doing it on a Honda rather than one of these bad boy 4.0L V6 with many many more bolts, that's all. Don't forget to cross torque nicely, and don't overtighten. Old ones came out easier than a spark plug, while there were no previous gasket leaks/saturation.
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Did you have to remove the starter, exhaust?
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With mine, only the exhaust!
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Did you have to remove the starter, exhaust?
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With mine, only the exhaust!
Yup, don't have to remove the starter but you do have to remove the 4 bolts holding the 2 downpipes/header. After removing those 4 bolts, remove the one in the far back by your exhaust tip so you can wiggle. Wiggle pretty hard to get the mid hanger loose/removed to push the exhaust system forward, giving good clearance to physically wiggle to loose old oil pan down and out.

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