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Old 09-16-2011, 08:22 PM   #1
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Questions re: installing Rancho Oil Pan Armor

I really thought this would be a simple job that even I could do easily... but now I'm cornfused...

It comes with *gasket sealer* for the install. I thought it was a type of glue... is it intended to be used as a *gasket*... I would guess no... so where and how much should I put on? I was also planning on running a bead of J-B Weld after reading the previous threads here...

So... if someone could PLEASE enlighten me, how much and where of the stuff that comes with it, and how much and where of the J-B weld.

Your help on this is GREATLY appreciated.

Oh... and can I just use my bottle jack to prop a block of wood underneath overnight... or do I need a floor jack? Do I run it up just to where it snugs it up?

I can do this I can do this I can do this I can do this.....

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I wish I could help here, but I don't actually have this skid.

I will say that I've seen a thread writing up the install with PICS of how much of the "glue" they put on. Looked very good as I recall.

I'd expect any sort of jack that you can make reach would do the trick, and I'd look to push it up hard enough to be in its permanent, "forever" position.

There are several folks here that have this though, so there should be some firsthand responses around soon . . . .

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I wish I could help here, but I don't actually have this skid.

I will say that I've seen a thread writing up the install with PICS of how much of the "glue" they put on. Looked very good as I recall.

I'd expect any sort of jack that you can make reach would do the trick, and I'd look to push it up hard enough to be in its permanent, "forever" position.

There are several folks here that have this though, so there should be some firsthand responses around soon . . . .
Hey..... thanks Mike! I'll poke around and see if I can't find that thread. I've been sooooo busy fitting up my new jeep (I work in the back country a lot - last jeep's useful life (for me) ended late June) and I just have about 3 more things to do... then I can go get Marshall dirty

I'm probably making more of this than I need to... but I sure don't want to screw it up, as it's basically a one shot deal. Then it's on. Hopefully for good.
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Daggo's actually fell off, IIRC. That's when he went out for JB Weld and it's been on ever since.
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Old 09-16-2011, 11:11 PM   #5
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Daggo's actually fell off, IIRC. That's when he went out for JB Weld and it's been on ever since.
Yes..... that's exactly why I mentioned it (and purchased some)... was that the thread with pictures?
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mines been on for over a year now, no issues, and its not coming off,, i've hit everything you can think of ,, truck tires on the high way,, snow banks as hard as cement, tree stumps,, small children.
the key to it stay ing is to scotch bright the oil pan and inside of the skid, and make every thing clean,,, i used 2 cans of brake clean, also use the whole tube of that goop they send you, put in place , place jack under skid and jack up until the motor starts to move,,, let it sit for 24 hours,, done,
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mines been on for over a year now, no issues, and its not coming off,, i've hit everything you can think of ,, truck tires on the high way,, snow banks as hard as cement, tree stumps,, small children.
the key to it stay ing is to scotch bright the oil pan and inside of the skid, and make every thing clean,,, i used 2 cans of brake clean, also use the whole tube of that goop they send you, put in place , place jack under skid and jack up until the motor starts to move,,, let it sit for 24 hours,, done,
Now that's what I'm looking for.... THANX..... Now when you say *put it in place* I found it does not just *slide on*... It will definitely take some jamming to get it on.... that's normal? I had it part way on just to see if I could lift it into place whilst laying under my jeep... when it got *tight*, I pulled it back off... wasn't ready to install at that point - just checking things out. Will the jack assist in getting it all the way on... or should the fit not be so tight?

BTW... I'll try to steer clear of small children
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Now that's what I'm looking for.... THANX..... Now when you say *put it in place* I found it does not just *slide on*... It will definitely take some jamming to get it on.... that's normal? I had it part way on just to see if I could lift it into place whilst laying under my jeep... when it got *tight*, I pulled it back off... wasn't ready to install at that point - just checking things out. Will the jack assist in getting it all the way on... or should the fit not be so tight?

BTW... I'll try to steer clear of small children
yes it should be tight very tight,,, the jack does help get it into place and keeps it there so it wont slide off.. remember 24 hours...



small children are fun to run over,,,, the look of horror on there face's just before contact is priceless.
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Follow GM's advice and you will be fine. A rubber mallet will help to tap it into place. I would definitely add the jb weld, just use it sparingly. That stuff is very messy to work with.
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OK. GM and Tom - thank you guys. 24 hours. That will take a bit of planning. Maybe tomorrow...

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