2001 Ford F-250 Replacing engine oil pan

Tiny
DJNJR1960
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  • 2001 FORD F-250
  • V8
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 170,000 MILES
My oil pan is rotting through and beginning to leak. Are there any alternatives to the standard removing/ lifting up the engine to replace the pan? After market pans that can be slipped in? Welding the origonal pan? Anything other than having to spend as I was quoted about $1500 to replace an oil pan?
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Saturday, August 14th, 2010 AT 7:08 AM

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Tiny
KHLOW2008
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Hi djnjr1960,

Thank you for the donation.

When the oil pan is rusted through, patching might not last. When one part is repaired, another might start leaking in no time.

The labor time is listed at 5.4 + another 1.2 hour if equipped with A/C.

Oil pan is listed at $106.32.

The price of $1500 is rather high and you should get a second opinion. I believe this is a dealer part and after market might be difficult to find. Alternative is to get one from the junkyard.
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Saturday, August 14th, 2010 AT 7:22 AM
Tiny
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In another section someone else with the same problem was told it would take about 11 hours of repair because the engine had to be removed or at least lifted.
What is the book time for this job?
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Saturday, August 14th, 2010 AT 7:32 AM
Tiny
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For Diesel engines that would take 11 hours but for the V8 the time is as provided.
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Saturday, August 14th, 2010 AT 7:44 AM
Tiny
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Ok thanks.
In your section about describing the vehicle, you nee to have a section asking for more info on the engine rather than just a generic one. I do have a 7.3l diesel.
So is the quote still high? Could I expect a lower price from a dealer?
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Saturday, August 14th, 2010 AT 7:53 AM
Tiny
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You are correct about the lack of information for the engines and also transmission and a few others. We are in the midst of upgrading the system and hopefully the new system would have all those included.

Thank you for the input on that, I will make sure our admins take note so that they are included in the improved version.

For diesel engines, the book time is 11.7 hours and depending on the labor rate at your place, as prices differs region to region. If rate is $100 or maybe more, then the quote is according to market
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Saturday, August 14th, 2010 AT 8:06 AM

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