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Old 06-21-2012, 11:35 AM   #1
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Dropping my oil pan

I am dropping my oil pan to see if I just dented the pan in or if I actually threw a rod. Any pointers or advice when it comes to dropping the own would be greatly appreciated

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Old 06-21-2012, 02:24 PM   #2
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I have it dropped the oil pan and have determined that the dent was the cause for knock.....it will be several days before I can receive a new pan and have it installed....should I be concerned about dust and crap getting up in my motor?....should I cover it somehow or put the old pan back up temporarily? Or is it good just sitting open?

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If it was me I would put the old one back on with maybe 4-6 bolts holding it on, just snug them up a bit. Better safe than sorry.
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Old 06-21-2012, 03:23 PM   #4
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If it just dented in, rest the dented area on something solid and lay a piece of 2x4 on the inside over the dented area and pound the 2x4 withs hammer. You should be able to work the dent out without replacing your oil pan. If its cracked or torn you can clean it up inside and out and have a patch welded over it, unless you just want to buy a new oil pan!!
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Old 06-21-2012, 03:33 PM   #5
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Pound it out!
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Old 06-21-2012, 09:23 PM   #6
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I think I could possibly pound it out, but my only concern is that it was welded by a previous owner and the dent is right where the weld is....should this concern me? My other question is about the piece that was hitting the oil pan. I am not sure what it is...the crank shaft maybe? Anyways, the part that made contact was a flat rectangle...it is a little scuffed up....it does not appear to be something that would affect performance, but I am not sure....should that worry me or not?
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Old 06-21-2012, 09:52 PM   #7
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Pics? You can try pushing the dent out. Worst case you buy a new one which you were about to do anyway.
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I could take some pic. tomorrow but I don't know how to up load them to the site?
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Old 06-22-2012, 09:33 AM   #9
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Ok, so I was told that I should check my air filter......and it is full of oil. Does that eliminate the possibility that it is just a dented oil pan?
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I went to have my oil changed today because it has been way to cold to do it myself, plus wanted to have a multi point inspection. I knew my oil pan was banged up, but no idea how bad. The pan is dented to the point of not being able to get the plug out. The stealers hip wanted 600 bucks for it. How hard is it to replace the pan?
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Put a new pan on my 4.2 took about an hour Even had a beer
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Old 01-08-2014, 07:01 PM   #12
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Should it be about the same on a TJ? I didn't see this was on the YJ section, damn app!
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I went to have my oil changed today because it has been way to cold to do it myself, plus wanted to have a multi point inspection. I knew my oil pan was banged up, but no idea how bad. The pan is dented to the point of not being able to get the plug out. The stealers hip wanted 600 bucks for it. How hard is it to replace the pan?
$600? Wow! Hell you can buy a beefy aftermarket one for around $400. Or just get a cheap OEM replacement. The actual replacing part it easy, just remember to get a new gasket also.
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Ok, so I was told that I should check my air filter......and it is full of oil. Does that eliminate the possibility that it is just a dented oil pan?
Is it the 2.5L?
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oil pans suck. Be careful re installing it. Easy to cut the gasket when reinstalling.

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