Mechanics

OIL PAN PROBLEM: HONDA ACCORD LXI

1988 Chevrolet Impala

Hi, my name is Heather and I have a problem with my Honda. I went to go get a routine oil change at a local Tuffy Auto, and they came to me and told me I needed a brand new oil pan because my drain plug was stripped. Since then I have not drove my car anywhere, and slowly but surely, I see the oil leaking out of my car. : Cry:

So, I called up another local Tuffy and ask them an estimate of how much it would cost. I told them to check the juckyards before considering a new pan. With my luck no juckyards had my pan and the guy told me my told would over $800, with labor. Also, I asked him how much is the pan itself. He told me $400 and change. I found one for $164.19. : Shock:

Q: Is this a resonable about for an oil pan replacement?

Q: How can I replace this oil pan myself, if I order the pan?

I hope this can be solved without burning a hole in my pocket. ?
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Heatherr
January 3, 2006.




It's very easy to change the oil pan but there are lots of bolts (Screw) to remove if you decide to change it, drain the oil first.

1 more thing when you remove the oil pan it's a good ideal to put a new oil pan gasket on.
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Phatintegra
Jan 5, 2006.
In lieu of replacing the oil-pan, you may be able to re-thread the drain fitting and use a different size drain plug. Because you don't want to get any metal filings into the oil-pan, it's best to drain the oil, then remove the oil-pan, then using a re-threading tool, cut new threads into the oil-pan opening. These new threads must be the same size as the new replacement plug. You will need to purchase a new oil-pan gasket. This approach may be a little more time consuming, but will be cheaper in the long run.

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Fbarr60
Jan 5, 2006.

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