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Old 05-03-2013, 02:11 PM   #1
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JB Weld or not to JB Weld?

I have a very rusted oil pan on my 97 wrangler se 2.5l I used the wire brush attachment for my drill and noticed the things is rusted through (pin holes). Should I JB weld this or get another one? The new ones are 150-200 dollars and I only spent 350 for the engine rebuild so that is not the path I want to go down. I want to find a used one or JB Weld this one.

Tell me your thoughts please.

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Old 05-03-2013, 02:14 PM   #2
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What happens if you are driving along and the JB fails?

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Old 05-03-2013, 02:22 PM   #3
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Old 05-03-2013, 02:28 PM   #4
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All it comes down to is if its a half a$$ job, you get what you pay for.
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Old 05-03-2013, 02:31 PM   #5
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I'd jb weld it.
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Old 05-03-2013, 02:37 PM   #6
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I just bought a used oil pan on Ebay for $65 & free shipping.
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Old 05-03-2013, 02:46 PM   #7
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I've used JB on a lot of stuff and really not seen it fail. I'd say do it as a temp repair to hold you. I would clean the area, sand & wipe with acetone. The clean spot should be just bigger than the JB matl applied. Make sure to let it set up @ a decent temperature. Keep an eye on it and start looking for a used pan.
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Old 05-03-2013, 02:47 PM   #8
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Or you could go on car-part.com and find a used oil pan from a wrecking yard that's in better condition.
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Old 05-03-2013, 03:31 PM   #9
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Ok so I found one at the Pick a Part and could not remove it as someone used a reguslar socket on the E14 bolts that hold the starter on and stripped them. So that was a no go. I called everywhere close by and no one has one. I just sent an email to some salvage yards on the car-part.com website (Thanks for that info.) I am also awaiting a PM back from another forum member of whom just took a 2.5l out of a wrangler for a motor swap. I do not think I will chance the JB Weld as I do not want to take a chance of messing up my hard work on rebuilding it.
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Yeah, I wouldn't JB Weld it. I've had that stuff do some amazing things, but I wouldn't trust it on an oil pan. I'd keep looking for a used one, or just bite the bullet and snatch a new one. Either way, it'll be a repair you can count on vs. something that you're constantly worried about. That's how I feel about it, anyway...
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i would only use it on a temp basis. i used JB weld on a leaking drain plug on my old gsxr750. i had just changed the oil & i stripped the threads, so it wouldn't stay tight. jb welded it (kept an eye on the oil level & for leaks & replaced with a new oil pan @ next oil change.
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i would only use it on a temp basis. i used JB weld on a leaking drain plug on my old gsxr750. i had just changed the oil & i stripped the threads, so it wouldn't stay tight. jb welded it (kept an eye on the oil level & for leaks & replaced with a new oil pan @ next oil change.

The only thing that scares me about a temporary fix until I find a bettwer one is I dont want to have to buy another $30 dollar gasket.
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Old 05-03-2013, 05:58 PM   #13
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I just got off the phone with Garys U Pull It in Binghamton, NY and the guy stated they are $5 but they punch holes in them so they drain....... Wow that's just stupid lazy!!!!
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Ok so I just used four bolts and placed the oil pan back on to keep dust and dirt out until I find another one. Nobody from the car-part.com answered my emails so my last resort for a used one atm is a salvage yard about 40 minutes away. I will go Monday and check it out.... wish me luck.
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Have you posted an ad in the "wanted" section here? There is quite a bit of traffic in there, I'd bet you get some offers pretty quickly. Give it a shot.
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Have you posted an ad in the "wanted" section here? There is quite a bit of traffic in there, I'd bet you get some offers pretty quickly. Give it a shot.
I did and not one reply or pm.....
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I went to the pick a part again to attempt to get the starter off where someone rounded off the e14 bolt heads. I used a chisel and just smashed the starter and finally got the oil pan off and now I am cleaning it off and painting it.

I am truly sorry to whoever wanted that starter but I could not get that bolt out and believe me I tried everything I could think of from vise grips to an easy out socket.....
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A brand new oil pan at Advance is right around $100. And worth it to have a new one in my opinion.
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A brand new oil pan at Advance is right around $100. And worth it to have a new one in my opinion.
Do you have a part number BC we can't seem to find one for only 100$
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I just mixed some Belzona up yesterday and slapped it on my slip yoke to replace my snap ring on One of the u-joints. The channel it goes in shattered. Holds up well
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I just mixed some Belzona up yesterday and slapped it on my slip yoke to replace my snap ring on One of the u-joints. The channel it goes in shattered. Holds up well
I've never heard of that stuff but it sounds awesome!!
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Old 05-07-2013, 08:43 AM   #23
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Davey's Jeeps usually has good prices on parts and could probably hook you up if you ever need something:

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Shipping might ruin the deal depending on what you have locally, but typically their prices are very reasonable.
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Old 05-07-2013, 02:35 PM   #24
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The Jeep is back together and running perfect with no leaks!!!

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