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Unread 12-29-2012, 10:12 AM   #1
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Does the oil pan look dented?

I had a knock in the bottom of my engine sounded and felt like it was hitting the oil pan. Removed the pan and the gasket was almost none exist ant in some places. I don't know exactly what the curve is supposed to look like but on the front it looks like a dent.

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The screw driver is where the dent dosent look like it belongs

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You can see it pretty well here

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Unread 12-29-2012, 02:11 PM   #2
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Looks like it's been hit to me.
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Unread 12-29-2012, 04:18 PM   #3
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What does it look like on the inside... can you see where its been hitting??
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Unread 12-29-2012, 04:23 PM   #4
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Pound it flat, and put it back on. Then extend your front bump stops.
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Unread 12-29-2012, 04:23 PM   #5
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I hammered it back out and sure enough not hitting but I had one hell of a time getting that pan back on. The rear part of the gasket doesn't sit right and its leaking bad
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Unread 12-29-2012, 05:09 PM   #6
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black rtv gasket maker will work just remember to only hand tighten and let it cure for a few hours before torqueing it down. and remove all of the old gasket as the rtv works best on its own.
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Unread 12-29-2012, 09:34 PM   #7
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The transmission cover is also chewed up so I am going to rework that metal tomorrow along with take the oil pan back off and try to get it right this time. Read some tips and sounds like dropping the front axel will give some extra room. Hopfully after that I can set my timing and see how it runs post nutter and leak free.
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Unread 01-03-2013, 01:16 PM   #8
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That is for sure bent, I would say something hit it from underneath. I would see if you can get a new one and put a quality Fel-Pro brand one piece gasket, that way it will never leak.

More importantly though, regarding the Trans Pan, those are a bit more tricky to straighten correctly. The lip needs to be pretty true else you will get super frustrated getting it to seal properly and it will leak and you will need to redo it. It makes me cringe to have to dump 6 quarts of new ATF, just to fix a seal that I just replaced. Use the Fel-Pro brand seal there as well.
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