98 Windstar threw a rod which knocked some holes and grooves s in the oil pan and oil baffle- the oil baffle has the number 2 3T 7 156 on it. I can't see any welds where the baffle was ever connected to the oil pan. 1-man mechanic shop going to install remanufactured engine. Ordered the new pan (and, I thought, baffle) from O'Reilly Auto Parts, but only the pan was delivered-no baffle. AutoZone doesn't have the baffle either. Ford dealership says Oil Pan used to come including the baffle, but neither are available through Ford any more. O'Reilly manager says oil baffle is not necessary, you can leave it out. Ford dealership parts man suggested my mechanic bang it straight with a hammer, then drill holes and pop-rivet the baffle to the oil pan; I am leery of making holes in the pan. When I told Ford dealership parts man that O'Reilly says the baffle is not necessary, he said "it probably isn't necessary, the oil would only slosh up on the crank shaft and it wouldn't hurt anything." What should we do?
have the same problem?
Monday, August 17th, 2015 AT 11:59 AM