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Old 06-22-2014, 09:51 PM   #1
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So I had a "friend" weld in a return line on my oil pan. The weld looked good.

Well I got the car all put back together today. And low and behold, the weld is leaking oil, BAD! I really don't want to take the pan back off again. Any ideas on how to seal this thing up? I was thinking JB Weld. But I am afraid it might come apart.
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Old 06-22-2014, 10:12 PM   #2
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put the original oil pan and tap the block for an oil return
you will be thankful you did
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Old 06-22-2014, 10:15 PM   #3
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put the original oil pan and tap the block for an oil return
you will be thankful you did
That would be the best bet. Or try some JB weld or something like that.
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Old 06-22-2014, 11:11 PM   #5
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Clean it real good then try Black RTV Silicon.
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Old 06-22-2014, 11:27 PM   #6
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Drain the oil, and clean it really well.
Heat it up to burn out the oil, then clean it some more.
Go buy some wicking grade loctite and apply all over the weld area. It works as a magic porosity sealant, and it's oil and gas resistant.

Or be legit and pull the pan and re weld it, and leak check it before it goes on.
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Old 06-23-2014, 12:54 AM   #7
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Drain the oil, and clean it really well.
Heat it up to burn out the oil, then clean it some more.
Go buy some wicking grade loctite and apply all over the weld area. It works as a magic porosity sealant, and it's oil and gas resistant.

Or be legit and pull the pan and re weld it, and leak check it before it goes on.
"Be legit..."
It is in my opinion the only thing you can really afford. To lose oil catastrophically will be the end of the line.
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Old 06-23-2014, 01:36 AM   #8
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I believe I'll just cut the pipe off and put in a bulk head fitting. After removing the pan again. I swear that was the hardest damn thing about this install.
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I believe I'll just cut the pipe off and put in a bulk head fitting. After removing the pan again. I swear that was the hardest damn thing about this install.
Sometimes these things happen. A bit of a PITA, for sure.. Now you'll know what you've got as compared to some options that may have worked for a while, and then not.
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I believe I'll just cut the pipe off and put in a bulk head fitting. After removing the pan again. I swear that was the hardest damn thing about this install.
How are you going to deal the bulkhead fitting? How will you tighten the nut with the pan on the car?
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"After removing the pan again."
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Old 06-23-2014, 01:14 PM   #12
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"After removing the pan again."
i know, easier said than done.
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Old 06-23-2014, 05:30 PM   #13
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Ugh...
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