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Unread 04-12-2013, 08:40 PM   #1
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Dodge dakota/truck parts?

Will an oil pan off a 5.2/5.9l dodge Dakota/truck fit my 5.2? Have you ever used Rtv for an oil pan gasket? And finally will the tow hooks work? TIA

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Unread 04-12-2013, 10:22 PM   #2
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About the oil pan, I honesty don't remember. Have a salvage yard check their Hollander manual, that will tell for sure.

As for the RTV in lieu of the gasket, in short, no, dont do it. The RTV will seal the side rails of the pan, but the gap on the front and rear is too large, the RTV will blow out.

And the tow hooks will need a bracket/thick steel reinforcement to attach to the frame stub. If hooked directly to the sheet metal frame they'll pull through first time you use them.

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Unread 04-13-2013, 01:16 AM   #3
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Unread 04-15-2013, 04:17 PM   #4
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i would think that the oil pan would fit seeing as you can swap in a 5.2 or 5.9 engine out of a dakota\durango without having to change the oil pan.
correct me if i am wrong but the magnum 5.2 is a magnum 5.2 regardless of what vehicle it is put in!
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Unread 04-15-2013, 04:24 PM   #5
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the problem the OP is having is that he "bottomed out/hit something" that crushed the oil pan right where the drain plug is and he cannot remove the drain plug now! anybody have any ideas on how to get a stuck drain plug out of a slightly crushed oil pan? we have tried a socket / box end wrench, ended up striping the plug, put some vice-grips on it as tight as humanly possible and tapped on them with a hammer to no avail! that plug isn't moving!
if we removed the pan and straightened out the dent from the inside do you think we would be able to get that plug out then?
any and all help is greatly appreciated!
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Unread 04-15-2013, 05:57 PM   #6
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Even though I don't trust oil change places....if the truck's a beater and the pan isn't leaking......

All future oil changes would be thru the dipstick tube at an oil change place. It'd live with the dent forever.

Whatever you do, don't fix the pan and reinstall. If it comes off, put a different one back on that was never damaged.

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Unread 04-15-2013, 06:01 PM   #7
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i would think that the oil pan would fit seeing as you can swap in a 5.2 or 5.9 engine out of a dakota\durango without having to change the oil pan.
correct me if i am wrong but the magnum 5.2 is a magnum 5.2 regardless of what vehicle it is put in!
IIRC some of them were front sump, our jeeps need rear sump. but i could be wrong
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The pans are notched differently for starter and exhaust clearance.
There's also a mid sump version.
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i would think that the oil pan would fit seeing as you can swap in a 5.2 or 5.9 engine out of a dakota\durango without having to change the oil pan.
correct me if i am wrong but the magnum 5.2 is a magnum 5.2 regardless of what vehicle it is put in!
NO. Made this mistake. Had to replace my engine and the salvaged engine came from a durango. Oil pan is different, oil sending unit had to be switched and the oil dipstick/tube also should be switched. Got the engine in and realized my mistake! Much easier to do when the engine is out. You won't be able to put the starter in, won't be able to connect the exhaust and the hood will snap the handle off of the dipstick.
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