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Old 03-31-2012, 07:57 AM   #1
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Replacing Oil Pan gasket....

Anyone know how to do it? Can't talk myself into paying Ford $400 for labor for the 3 hours it takes.
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Old 03-31-2012, 08:41 AM   #2
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You sure it's the gasket?
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Anyone know how to do it? Can't talk myself into paying Ford $400 for labor for the 3 hours it takes.
If you don't have a lift, the right tools and some exp I'd suggest you pay to have it done.
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Go buy some ramps. And a basic hand tools from walmart. That's all you need and then head to advance auto and get oil dump pan and oil/filter. You can do it it should be very easy

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Why you need to change the gasket
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Do believe you need to raise the engine to get the pan off....
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Re: Replacing Oil Pan gasket....

I do know its that, I had Ford look at it when they did an oil change and the next day I had a puddle of oil under my car in the garage. I don't have the knowledge or experience to do it but I just can't accept the fact they can ruin it and then charge me $420 for parts and labor. Divide that by 3 hours it takes to do it and they're making almost $150 an hour, are you kidding me?!
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Umm if ford ducked it up they are responsible to fix it.
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Umm if ford ducked it up they are responsible to fix it.
I agree!
When he told me $420 I said, "And there's nothing that can be taken care of since it was fine before you changed the oil?" He replied, "Not really because it could've broken the same way if you were driving so it could've been more that then us changing the oil." Which it wasn't because there was no leak until next morning.
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Talk to the manager or call ford direct
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If you just got oil changed then make sure the drain plug isn't loose
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If you don't have a lift, the right tools and some exp I'd suggest you pay to have it done.
Agreed...
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Basic hand tools and ramps arnt gonna work to change the gasket. I just replaced my oil pan. You need to unbolt the motor mounts and lift the engine a couple inches, then you have to unbolt most of the k member to get enough room to get the pan out. I used a lift which made it much easier. Its not a very easy task hence the 400 for ford to do it.
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Basic hand tools and ramps arnt gonna work to change the gasket. I just replaced my oil pan. You need to unbolt the motor mounts and lift the engine a couple inches, then you have to unbolt most of the k member to get enough room to get the pan out. I used a lift which made it much easier. Its not a very easy task hence the 400 for ford to do it.
I'll pay ya $150 and gas to come do mine?
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Re: Replacing Oil Pan gasket....

Does this look right to you guys? From the oil pan gaskets I've seen I was under the impression they were square? Its the bottom one that's like half an oval. For a 3.8
03 2003 Ford Mustang Oil Pan Gasket - Engine Mechanical - VR Gaskets - PartsGeek
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Ford uses a black rtv gasket silicone on new edges. You clean the mating surfaces and make your own gasket.
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Ford uses a black rtv gasket silicone on new edges. You clean the mating surfaces and make your one gasket.
Like the bottom one on this page?

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No, that's for the v8. Buy a tube of black rtv silicone gasket maker at your local auto parts store for about 8 bucks. That what's ford uses per their repair procedures. Its not an actual gasket.

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My bad didn't scroll down, yes that's is what you use.
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No, that's for the v8. Buy a tube of black rtv silicone gasket maker at your local auto parts store for about 8 bucks. That what's ford uses per their repair procedures. Its not an actual gasket.

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My bad didn't scroll down, yes that's is what you use.
Ok, got it. I'll get that one, take it into Ford, and say I got $250 now do the dang repair!
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Wait, now I'm lost haha. Which one do I need?
The tube of silicone
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The tube of silicone
Okay will do. Is that really all they do to repair it? Just put silicone around it?
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Pretty much, the gasket is the easy part, getting to it is a different story. Its not a job for a novice.
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If you don't have a lift, the right tools and some exp I'd suggest you pay to have it done.
Again. There's more to it then just putting a little sealant around the pan. BOTH pan AND block surfaces MUST be CLEAN AND DRY. Yes the engine will need to be lifted off the mounts to access the pan and make this repair.
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Again. There's more to it then just putting a little sealant around the pan. BOTH pan AND block surfaces MUST be CLEAN AND DRY. Yes the engine will need to be lifted off the mounts to access the pan and make this repair.
It seems that most of us are in agreement that you (op) should let ford do it if you don't have the right tools and exp, or at least someone with you who has done it before.
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It seems that most of us are in agreement that you (op) should let ford do it if you don't have the right tools and exp, or at least someone with you who has done it before.
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