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Old 09-10-2011, 17:37   #16
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Re: Epoxy Repair for Oil Pan / Sump

My M25xp oil pan is spookily rusty. I was looking at a new one and it's priced at over $400 ! OMG, I jumped. I think I will consider soldering a plate over the bottom and trying to get a neat bead all around it.
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Once the pan is clean (you can boil the grease out, then go for detergents / agents) if the hole is in the bottom and very close to the wall, you can pour in the epoxy and leave it to set. I would do just this, as fine a layer as conditions allow, then a layer of woven glass to be laminated on top and completely sealed with more epoxy.

The glass to avoid cracking and leaks in the future.

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wots pb epoxy??? can i use normel epoxy to just do the sump on my va]
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Old 18-09-2012, 21:10   #19
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Re: Epoxy Repair for Oil Pan / Sump

At least 4 years has gone by since I lifted my engine with the boom and outhaul to pull the pan, solder pinholes and reset the engine.
(The post about it was at least 2 years later, and probably more)

I just now got back in from changing my oil.
I'm down a quart, the bilge is black and it's time to solder at least one pinhole again.
That'll be another couple of hours and 25 cents worth of solder that I'll never get back.
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I'm trying to imagine the result of a failed epoxy and fiberglass weave patch mixing it up with a crankshaft at about 3,00rpm bathed in lube oil, makes me shudder.
you would be cleaning your engine room for a long long time
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Re: Epoxy Repair for Oil Pan / Sump

If the rust is in an area which is fairly flat, just have it cut out at a local autobody shop and have a metal plate either welded or bonded back in. simple..rust holes on corners and bends can be fixed the same way only a little more work and expense.
*note* most new car body panel replacements are done with glues/bonding agents these days, it is said to be just as strong as a weld. (My son does Autobody work)

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"Spend $400 and sleep well "

But how can you expect to sleep well in such a cheap hotel room? $400 won't get you a night in a decent suite, and then you've still got to go back and check the epoxy on your oil pan.

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Old 19-09-2012, 12:56   #23
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I think you are wasting your time, My friend tried numerous times to patch an oil pan in place with jb weld and everything else to no avail. Yank the engine and fix it right.
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Arrow Oil pan repair... a work of fiction....

"... It was a dark and stormy night..."

3am in a crowded anchorage.... the wind clocked and picked up sharply. The abandoned ketch was now up wind of us and dragging down hard. I yelled to my mate to motor ahead as I went forward and started rowing the windlass like my life (and ship) depended on it.

... Suddenly from below I heard (felt as much as heard) a gut-wrenching screech as my old faithful Westerbeke turned her last revolution and seized up hard. All was silent, but for the howl of the wind and the moan of regret coming from my stomach... WHY! Oh WHY?!? did I not just replace that oil pan?????

... no time to think about that now, the ketch has dragged into us and we are all heading for the rocks.
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"... It was a dark and stormy night..."

3am in a crowded anchorage.... the wind clocked and picked up sharply. The abandoned ketch was now up wind of us and dragging down hard. I yelled to my mate to motor ahead as I went forward and started rowing the windlass like my life (and ship) depended on it.

... Suddenly from below I heard (felt as much as heard) a gut-wrenching screech as my old faithful Westerbeke turned her last revolution and seized up hard. All was silent, but for the howl of the wind and the moan of regret coming from my stomach... WHY! Oh WHY?!? did I not just replace that oil pan?????

... no time to think about that now, the ketch has dragged into us and we are all heading for the rocks.
You should write a novel, you had me at "3am in a crowded anchorage"
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Re: Epoxy Repair for Oil Pan / Sump

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At least 4 years has gone by since I lifted my engine with the boom and outhaul to pull the pan, solder pinholes and reset the engine.
(The post about it was at least 2 years later, and probably more)

I just now got back in from changing my oil.
I'm down a quart, the bilge is black and it's time to solder at least one pinhole again.
That'll be another couple of hours and 25 cents worth of solder that I'll never get back.
A few days and one oil change later, I found out the "leak" was just a loose oil filter!
My original soldering job on the pan is still holding.
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