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I hate surprises #4111098 05/31/16 06:10 AM
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when I offer to help a friend out with his first oil change on his well used
2003 F150,I put the truck on my lift and wallah . He has a drain plug from [censored]


Id say he needs a new pan






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Re: I hate surprises [Re: Excel] #4111100 05/31/16 06:18 AM
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W.T.F........

+1 on the new pan. Hopefully he isn't overdue for an oil change. At least you'll be able to see the condition of the bottom of the engine once you get the pan off.

Hopefully the pan isn't a bear to remove.

Does it say "CHINA" on that macgiverd plug?

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Re: I hate surprises [Re: Excel] #4111102 05/31/16 06:21 AM
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What a friggin mess that is, new pan.


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Re: I hate surprises [Re: Excel] #4111106 05/31/16 06:25 AM
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Or pump it via the dipstick.


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Re: I hate surprises [Re: Excel] #4111109 05/31/16 06:30 AM
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what the [censored]


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Re: I hate surprises [Re: Donald] #4111113 05/31/16 06:35 AM
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+1

Originally Posted By: Donald
Or pump it via the dipstick.

Re: I hate surprises [Re: Excel] #4111117 05/31/16 06:40 AM
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Is that the new Fumoto self draining variety ?

One of my worst moments was trying to unscrew a drain plug, getting no where, and finding it spinning in silastic...

Re: I hate surprises [Re: Shannow] #4111119 05/31/16 06:45 AM
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What engine is that? That is nuts!

Have your friend ask the previous owner-just to DATE the repair.

Do a dipstick tube suck-out NOW because the oil is likely ancient. Who knows, it might be too thick to withdraw.

Don't let him wait 4-10 weeks to get a pan.


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Originally Posted By: JC1
W.T.F........


+1

Re: I hate surprises [Re: Excel] #4111123 05/31/16 06:54 AM
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If I didn't know that was an oil pan based on your opening statements, I never would have been able to tell.


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Re: I hate surprises [Re: Excel] #4111129 05/31/16 07:03 AM
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WOW!

I'm just....


speechless.


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Man. I'd like to think I'd catch something like that but who knows. Drain plug condition is definitely on the checklist now. Did he get a really good deal?


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I can't remember what the industry calls them, but they are the last ditch for when the drain plug threads are just too far gone and are generally installed at quick lubes.

They are a butterfly type design and normally they work well. Should be temporary, rarely are.



This one obviously had some leaking problems to the used some Permatex Black and hoped for the best.


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Re: I hate surprises [Re: Excel] #4111141 05/31/16 07:18 AM
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Nice !!! :):)

Re: I hate surprises [Re: Excel] #4111144 05/31/16 07:26 AM
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Thats awesome! FYI, wallah is spelled voilą.


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