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Unread 11-10-2014, 07:49 AM   #1
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2002 tj 2.5l: recommended oil pan brands and sources needed

my oil pan has a rust wart that is spewing oil. the stock pan yelided 13 years and that is great.... do you all have a recommended brand (and source) to replace it?



the mopar version (Mopar 53020560) is 145 on amazon but, amazon seems to be confused about if it fits or not. quadratec says it does so i may buy it depending on what you all say about other options. rockauto had it listed then it disappeared.

any recco on parts i'll need?
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  • Fel-Pro OS34007R Oil Pan Gasket


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Unread 11-10-2014, 08:10 AM   #2
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Unread 11-10-2014, 08:28 AM   #3
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find a used one on ebay... I got a couple just laying in the yard. I may list them on ebay now that I think about it. I keep them for swap arounds on YJ to TJ deals I come across. But have got more than enough to do those swaps now... We dont have rust issues down here..
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Unread 11-10-2014, 08:35 AM   #4
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find a used one on ebay.
This.....$50-60 on ebay.
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Unread 11-10-2014, 10:55 AM   #5
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i'm thinking i need to replace all those bolts down there too
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Unread 11-10-2014, 11:17 AM   #6
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just get one out and take to any local hardware place that sells bolts.. they are not special in any way. If you get a used pan on Ebay ask if they throw in the bolts for free
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okay. i ordered a new pan and have it.

i have drained the oil and removed the old filter. i see from this >>> thread <<< that i need to remove the starter. but the exhuast pipe is not mentioned. do i need to remove that? or will the pan, once free from the bolts. slide out?
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I have gotten the pan out both ways. With and without removing the exhaust.. But exhaust is like 2 bolts and very easy to take down. Just spray a little PBblaster on the nuts.
you will need a 10 or 12 torx socket to get the starter off... I bought a kit that had 8-12 in it. But you will strip the bolts if you dont use right one.
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I have gotten the pan out both ways. With and without removing the exhaust.. But exhaust is like 2 bolts and very easy to take down. Just spray a little PBblaster on the nuts.
you will need a 10 or 12 torx socket to get the starter off... I bought a kit that had 8-12 in it. But you will strip the bolts if you dont use right one.
How did you get it off without moving the exhaust? I can get starter off. Pb blaster has not worked. The blowtorch is inbound.
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Not sure if you can get the starter out if you just cut the heads off those bolts. If needs to slide forward and with the studs in it will not move.

I take a lot of pans off the 2.5 TJ and YJ and it depends on the route of the exhaust. But dropping exhaust is just a couple nuts and down it comes.. You can cut those off and just pound out the studs and replace with new.
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Not sure if you can get the starter out if you just cut the heads off those bolts. If needs to slide forward and with the studs in it will not move.

I take a lot of pans off the 2.5 TJ and YJ and it depends on the route of the exhaust. But dropping exhaust is just a couple nuts and down it comes.. You can cut those off and just pound out the studs and replace with new.
No no. I can easily remove the starter.

My exhaust routing is oem, right under the pan.
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Ok.. Well you got to pull the 2 bolts out the the manifold. Or cut them
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Ok.. Well you got to pull the 2 bolts out the the manifold. Or cut them
Ok. It looks like it might just be easier to cut the pipe and mayby have it welded or replaced. The bolts are too far gone. The blowtorch didn't work.

Any suggestions on how to best slice the pipes and then temporarily get them back on intil i get the jeep to a muffler shop?
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You should only have to cut the bolts that connect the exhaust at the flange. You don't need to cut the exhaust pipe itself.
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You should only have to cut the bolts that connect the exhaust at the flange. You don't need to cut the exhaust pipe itself.
That there could not be said better....
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