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JB weld on oil pan

Discussion in 'Civic and del Sol - EG and EK' started by ram, Jun 6, 2008.

  1. ram

    ram New Member

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    Hello everyone,
    My daughter cracked her Alum. oil pan on her 2000 Civic EX and I cant find
    a cheap replacement. Can anyone pont me to the right place ? I was thinking of
    using JB weld on it, but dont know if it will hold. I know I have to prep the surface
    really good, but have anyone on this forum done this before ?
    Can I use a steel pan ? If so, please provide me a link.

    Thanks,
    Ram
     
  2. AHHVTEC

    AHHVTEC Well-Known Member VIP

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    just get one from ebay, jb weld wont hold
     
  3. ram

    ram New Member

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    tired Ebay, but the ones for the EX are in the $200 range. The other pans on
    there dont include the EX as one compatible models. Can a steel pan be used
    in place of the alum pan ?
     
  4. Turbo&Auto

    Turbo&Auto Nick Go FAST!!

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    JB weld is fine. If you can remove the oil pan and clean it inside and out, then jb weld it up you should be ok.

    Edit: You can also bring it to a weld shop and have them weld the crack
     
  5. ram

    ram New Member

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    Thanks Turbo,
    I am going to attempt to remove it, but dont know how to deal with the rusted
    exhaust screw and what looks like a transmission support mount which I dont know if it needs to come off ? I dont want an oil pan replacement to turn into a
    re-tapping of the exhaust manifold because I dont have taps ! :) Any advice ?
     
  6. TurboMirage

    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    wow, when i bought my new oil pan for my mirage it was like $87 from the dealer. fuck honda.


    got pics?
     
  7. jeffsciv23

    jeffsciv23 Senior Member

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    get some PB blaster to loosen up rusted bolts, should make it alot easier. i have used jb weld on an oil pan of mine when putting in a oil return line, worked fine but if you can i would weld the crack instead of JB'ing it. just call your local welding shop and see how much they would charge. you should be able to pick up a used y8 pan in a honda forum for around 30.
     
  8. boostin4fun

    boostin4fun Boosted ls/vtec ohh yeah!

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    I used JB weld to fix a crack in my moroso 5.5 quart pan. It cracked off a weld where the return line goes. Took me forever to find out what the hell was leaking. But hey 700 miles later no leak at all. I grinded on the crack with a dremel and cleaned it with lacquer thinner before applying the jb weld.
     
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    stock98EKcoupe New Member

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    just get a y7 oil pan from a junkyard, they look different but stil wok. Temporarily duct tape the hole and cover it with JB weld
     
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    K2e2vin Senior Member

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    Best bet is to use matching oil pickup. Doing that; you can run any 88-00 D-series pan(just use corresponding oil pickup).

    GL
     
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    jb weld won't hold. it will probably melt off
     
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    stock98EKcoupe New Member

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    ? no it won't, people JB weld oil lines into their oil pans for turbos all the time
     
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    JB weld is some good shit. Iv used it on oil pans, transmission leaks and way more it holds up fine but like Turbo&Auto said your gonna want the oil pan off and do it good so you wont have to worry about it for probably a couple years.
     
  14. phunky.buddha

    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    Nope. It's pretty high temp stuff.

    You can also use 3M 2216 type X epoxy. If you can find it. :D
     
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    do not use JB weld, I just had to remove that crap from my cousins trans. pan she bought it from some guy that tried to fix the problem that way. of course this was also a steel transmission pan so I just welded it, it was leaking like crazy.
     
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    Bring it to an exhaust shop, and have them weld it. Then whip out a dremel and clean up the weld. Then remember to use some high-temp rtv with the gasket.
     
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    You can use any 88-00 D-series pan as long as you use the corresponding pickup, also the D16Y7 ('96-'00 non vtec) pickup is the same as the D16Y8 ('96-'00 vtec) pickup, so it's a straight pan swap in that case. The only difference is you won't be able to re-use the Y8 tranny-oilpan L-brackets, but you should be fine without them anyways.
     
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    TurboMirage

    TurboMirage, I need to replace oil pan on my mirage. If you remember, can you tell me what dealer did you buy it from? The price is good.
     
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    phyregod !!YTINASNI

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    JB weld is a great temporary fix, but it is only temporary.

    Take it to the shop and have it welded up. Shouldn't run you more than $30.
     
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