Repairing a rusted oil pan
radek at istar.ca
radek at istar.ca
Tue Sep 7 17:56:17 EDT 2004
Thanks guys for your suggestions.
I don't think there is enough metal in that pan to hold a magnet or a screw. It's all
rust. I guess I have
no choice but to "lower" the subframe. Somehow, I have a feeling it's not going to go
subframe mounts have been exposed to the same salt as the oil pan. I was kinda hoping
would be some miracle substance out there that would stick to the oily rust on the outside
of the pan
and seal it for a couple more years. Oh, well, I'll call the dealer tomorrow for the
price on a new pan.
91 V8Q 5-sp.
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> Date: Mon, 06 Sep 2004 23:10:31 -0400
> From: Huw Powell <audi at humanspeakers.com>
> Subject: Re: Repairing a rusted oil pan
> To: Jonathan Farrugia <jfarrugi at umich.edu>
> Cc: Radek <radek at istar.ca>, quattro at audifans.com
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> Oh, I just remembered a thing my old heating oil supplier gave me - a
> small but strong magnet with a rubbery sealing pad in the middle. To be
> used if the oil tank sprung a leak. Might buy you some time while you
> explore possibilities?
> > you could drill and tap it and put a bolt in it or, you could put a short
> > self drilling sheet metal screw in the hole. on both you might want to
> > use a neoprene washer for added leak protection. i all kind of depends on
> > what is on the other side of the oil pan inside. i'm assuming open air
> > here but, i have no clue.
> >>16 years of Canadian salt have taken their toll and here I am with a rusted
> >>through oil pan on the 90Q. It's only a pinhole for now. Would anyone have
> >>experience patching rusty, oily metal? I don't think epoxy will stick. Any
> >>new technologies out there? I really don't feel like replacing the pan now
> >>since I think it means removing the subframe.
> Huw Powell
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