1988 Chevrolet Impala Repair Question
Oil pan problem: honda accord lxi
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. :?
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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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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