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Old 02/20/2019, 05:48 AM   #1 (permalink)
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changing oil pan - advices, what do i need to know?

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the time has come to change my old and rusty oil pan for my '03 eclipse. ordered oil pan (oem number MD334300) and now planning to change it myself. haven't did this before, so decided to ask for some advice first and anything else i need to know to change the oil pan. doesn't look to hard to be honest, but i might be wrong. any advice and your help is really appreciated!
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Old 02/20/2019, 02:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You mean the lower (black) pan? The upper oil pan is more involved. Just don't over torque those bolts.
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yeah, it's the lower oil pan. one thing that bothers me a little bit is that i don't have the gasket for the oil pan. will the sealant will be good in this case?
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just checked and it seems like there were no factory made gaskets for lower oil pans. mitsubishi didn't made or used them, they used "liquid gasket" - and that's just a silicon based sealant in the tub , am i right? in that case any advice on what sealant would be best here?
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DO NOT use a gasket! Use black RTV or oil resistance RTV. Clean both mating surfaces. Apply RTV allow for 15- 20 minutes for setup. Or follow RTV manufacturers directions. Re-aasemble pan to upper section using a torque wrench. In crisscross pattern. I can't recall the torque spec. Whatever the spec is divide that number by two. You will using the torque wrench twice once on the low number and finish with final sequence crisscross pattern with higher torque number. It works! Probably done a couple dozen or more Eclipse's


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How hard is it to take the upper pan off
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DO NOT use a gasket! Use black RTV or oil resistance RTV. Clean both mating surfaces. Apply RTV allow for 15- 20 minutes for setup. Or follow RTV manufacturers directions. Re-aasemble pan to upper section using a torque wrench. In crisscross pattern. I can't recall the torque spec. Whatever the spec is divide that number by two. You will using the torque wrench twice once on the low number and finish with final sequence crisscross pattern with higher torque number. It works! Probably done a couple dozen or more Eclipse's


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Black right stuff is the best IMO. it's and sealant and adhesive.
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