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So I Need A Oilpan

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by cretebaby, Nov 3, 2008.

  1. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    i have been told i need a oilpan for my 99 does anyone know of a cheap fix or how much it costs to have it done considering they need to pull the motor
  2. Gicon

    Gicon Senior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 989

    You would be doing good if you can get it done for $1500 or less. A dealer will want that or more, all the way up to $3000. You can try to patch it, but its not going to be a permanent solution.
  3. Doakster

    Doakster Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 650

    when you say "you have been told" what does that mean

    Did someone tell you it was rusted out to the point it was leaking? If so then yes it needs to be replaced and the motor needs to come out.

    If it's not leaking then you can put a coating/rust system on it.

    I will be using KBS coatings on mind.

  4. bribrius

    bribrius PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,609

    patch it so it isnt noticable.
    trade it in.
    forget about it.
  5. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    the truck is leaking pretty bad and my trusted mechanic says it needs to be replaced

    i wont be trading anytime soon this truck will be punished with a blade on the front for several more years
  6. mike psd

    mike psd PlowSite.com Addict
    from pa
    Messages: 1,028

    Theres nothing cheap about the 7.3 oil pans .don't fool yourself if it rusted to the point there it leaking or metal is faking and ready to pop i'd suggest replacement most dealers are going to charge anywhere in the 1200 too 1400 range to do this job .
  7. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    oh ya my guy said 1500 so it looks like he is in the ballpark
  8. Doakster

    Doakster Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 650

    When he replaces it....don't just put a new one on...coat it with something that will last or you will be doing this again.
  9. Flipper

    Flipper PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,180

    Guys are cutting the crossmember, replacing the pan and then welding the crossmember back in. From what i have seen with no bad effects. Makes it a 2 hours job instead.

    Ford should have just made it a bolt in crossmember. When i have to do mine I will cut the crossmember and make the center section bolt it.
  10. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    I thought that sounded resonable but my "guy" about fell on the floor when i mentioned this:confused:
  11. Flipper

    Flipper PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,180

    I did two when I first heard of it being done. I had first thought of it back in 2000 when I had to do my 95. After I read about it being done on some Ford forums we found some local guys who had done it. Then we did it last fall on a 01.

    I personally know of 5 I think that have done it with the latest being May of this year. No issues in driving / alignment / weld cracking etc. Like I said, I will weld tabs on mine so it will be unboltable in the future and bolt it in with 6-8 bolts.

    I'm lucky for now my 99 has 130000 on it and the pan looks new, of course it had not plowed. My 02 is starting to show a bit. Its plowed its whole life but I wash them off after stroms with hot water and then they come inside and are dried with compressed air.
    Last edited: Nov 4, 2008
  12. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    i am going to look around a little and see if i can find a local to try it that way but i trust my mechanic seing he has done everything on all of my trucks for several years and i dont want to tick him off either
  13. Doakster

    Doakster Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 650

    7.3s in international trucks have bolt in cross members.....wish ford did that!
  14. Flipper

    Flipper PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,180

    Yeah so do I. Of course they also could have just made a better pan or at least come up with a composite or aluminum replacement.
  15. stroker79

    stroker79 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,802

    My 7.3 will have a bolt in crossmember by the time I need to swap out my pan!
  16. brad96z28

    brad96z28 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,525

    My 97 looked like new when I sold it a month ago. It would get a fish eye here and there But if i sanded and painted they never came back. The problem is people never taking care of a tiny rust spot that turns into a rot nightmare.
  17. 84deisel

    84deisel Senior Member
    Messages: 697

    the reason why you need to pull the engine is that the sealant will not seal if there is any oil near it.The engine needs to be upside down while the sealant cures so no oil will get near the sealant.Also it's important to use fresh sealant and by sealant I dont mean rtv silicone
  18. jayw

    jayw Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    just replaced the oil pan on my 02 with 78000 on itt his summer $1600.00 glade i got a extended warrenty, its paid for its self almost 2 times over the past two years