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2002 F250 easy to do oil & transmission pans ?????

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by ernest, Oct 13, 2014.

  1. ernest

    ernest Member
    Messages: 67

    Hey mechanics out there.Brought my truck in for service,they suggested replacing my oil and transmission pans about $1000.00 for both.Both leaking a little. Is this a job thats easily done.I'm not very mechanically handy.Use to change my own oil & plugs,but thats about it.
     
  2. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,924

    What engine?
    Trans pan is pretty easy, your just gunna get fluid everywhere if you don't drain most of it out before you drop the pan.
     
  3. jmac5058

    jmac5058 Senior Member
    Messages: 428

    Thats a problem of 7.3s if thats what it is . The motor needs to be lifted remove pan . Dont think thats a crazy price for it but dont really know.
     
  4. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,924

    A grand for both, that's not bad
     
  5. Whiffyspark

    Whiffyspark 2000 Club Member
    from SOMD
    Messages: 2,402

    Yeah quality pans are $200 or so. You can cheaper ones for $100

    So a grand isn't bad I don't think either
     
  6. MajorDave

    MajorDave Senior Member
    Messages: 943

    Oil pan - yes, but you can do the transmission pan yourself! Yes???
     
  7. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,853

    Holy cow, who would do it for a grand?

    That's very cheap.

    And no, the oil pan is not easy.
     
  8. MajorDave

    MajorDave Senior Member
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  9. Nozzleman

    Nozzleman Senior Member
    Messages: 267

    FYI, If you choose to do the transmission pan yourself here's a tip. Since you intend to replace the pan take your drill and drill a hole in the lowest part of the pan. This way the oil drains out nicely vs. trying to lower the pan full of oil.

    I recently serviced the transmission in my truck and no matter how careful I was it was still a messy job. Thank god I put large piece of cardboard under the truck to catch the mess that missed the drain pan. Next time I do the service I'll buy a new pan beforehand and use the drill method. The price of the pan is worth it in my opinion.
     
  10. MajorDave

    MajorDave Senior Member
    Messages: 943

    Just looked into Fumoto and EZ Oil Drain plugs - getting a few to put in...
     
  11. kimber750

    kimber750 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,564

    My stock 02 f350 tranny pan has a drain. And like others said the oil pain is a pain to replace.
     
  12. MajorDave

    MajorDave Senior Member
    Messages: 943

    It didn't come with that (assuming) - did you put it in? Or buy used and it was in there.
     
  13. kimber750

    kimber750 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,564

    Bought used but got it in 2005. Maybe it was swapped but pretty sure it says ford right on it. Now I am gonna have to go look again.
     
  14. MajorDave

    MajorDave Senior Member
    Messages: 943

    I'm almost sure they did not come with it - bet the last owner tapped it and put it in...lucky you!
     
  15. kimber750

    kimber750 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,564

    Now I just went out and looked, in the rain. :laughing:

    This what my pan looks like. Pretty sure this is factory.



    EDIT: After looking online it appears it was hit or miss if they had a drain in the pan for the 4r100.

    N36765EU1.jpg
     
    Last edited: Oct 13, 2014
  16. MajorDave

    MajorDave Senior Member
    Messages: 943

    Ah. Yes - it does! Thgt u were saying it had the Fumoto drain in it!!!! LOL sorry it was raining too!!!
     
  17. Ray

    Ray PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 153

    I put the pan saver on my 2000 about 8 years ago and its still going strong with out any leaks!
     
  18. MK97

    MK97 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,046

    A grand for an oil pan swap is cheap, which makes me wonder how half assed the job will be.

    The proper way (mind you it's been awhile) is to pull the engine. Replace pan and leave it for 24 hours upside down on a stand to allow it to properly seal.

    Wondering if they plan on just raising the engine, swapping pans and slapping it back together.

    Also make sure it isn't just leaking from the dipstick tube. This is extremely common as the gasket goes bad and oil gets past it while it runs.
     
  19. Whiffyspark

    Whiffyspark 2000 Club Member
    from SOMD
    Messages: 2,402

    No body does that any more. Not cost effective
     
  20. MK97

    MK97 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,046

    That was the method from a Ford diesel tech with 20 years of experience I knew years back. Came up when I noticed mine leaking, but was only the dipstick gasket.