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Daniel T Offline
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(06-28-2020, 11:02 PM)anasazi4st Wrote:
(06-25-2020, 01:31 PM)Daniel T Wrote: Thanks u guys for the help, u guys r awesome!!!
Happy to help! There is a lot of knowledge here, some of it “book smarts” but most of it actual repair experience.
No doubt about that!!, now that I've fixed and change a few things(brake calipers, pads, rotors, inner and outer tie rods, master clutch cylinder, slave cylinder, abs relay, etc) the car developed a oil leak, i think is the pan gasket so now i gotta takle that next time im off.
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Jeff K Offline
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Several years ago, my 95 Taurus Vulcan winter beater developed a pan gasket leak. The leak wasnt too bad, and not wanting to spend the time dropping the pan and replacing the gasket, I blasted the leak area with nearly an entire can of brake cleaner and used the better part of an entire roll of paper towel to get it as clean and oil free as I could. I then slathered the area with RTV Ultra Black, and let it dry for 2 days. Been leak free for at least 3 or 4 years.
Jeff Korn

88 Turbo Coupe: Intake and exhaust mods, T3 turbo at 24 psi, forced air IC, water injection, BPV, Ranger cam, subframes, etc., etc.
86 Tbird 5.0 (original owner): intake, exhaust, valvetrain mods, 100 HP N2O, ignition, gears, suspension, etc., etc.
05 Taurus SEL Duratec daily driver
04 Taurus Duratec (wifes car)
02 Pontiac Grand Prix GT
95 Taurus GL Vulcan winter beater
67 Honda 450 Super Sport - completely customized
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Daniel T Offline
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(07-06-2020, 02:01 PM)Jeff K Wrote: Several years ago, my 95 Taurus Vulcan winter beater developed a pan gasket leak. The leak wasnt too bad, and not wanting to spend the time dropping the pan and replacing the gasket, I blasted the leak area with nearly an entire can of brake cleaner and used the better part of an entire roll of paper towel to get it as clean and oil free as I could. I then slathered the area with RTV Ultra Black, and let it dry for 2 days.  Been leak free for at least 3 or 4 years.
Wait what!!!lol..that sounds like a good option Jeff, thanks for the advice!
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anasazi4st Offline
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(07-06-2020, 05:46 PM)Daniel T Wrote:
(07-06-2020, 02:01 PM)Jeff K Wrote: Several years ago, my 95 Taurus Vulcan winter beater developed a pan gasket leak. The leak wasnt too bad, and not wanting to spend the time dropping the pan and replacing the gasket, I blasted the leak area with nearly an entire can of brake cleaner and used the better part of an entire roll of paper towel to get it as clean and oil free as I could. I then slathered the area with RTV Ultra Black, and let it dry for 2 days.  Been leak free for at least 3 or 4 years.
Wait what!!!lol..that sounds like a good option Jeff, thanks for the advice!

Yes I would avoid if at all possible dropping the pan. It can be a real can of worms, because while you’re in there it’s hard to resist the temptation to fuss with the oil pump and want to clean the strainer, etc.

”If it ain’t broke, then don’t fix it!”

The oil pan gasket isn’t like the valve cover. Depending on which one you get, it can be in several pieces, and not for the faint of heart. You could end up with even more leaks of you’re not really careful.
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1987 Turbo Coupe w/T5OD, 8.8 axle, grey smoke; most options. Got it in 1991 with 41K miles: 3 turbos, 2 heater cores, 1 T5OD full rebuild, 5 clutches, 1 head gasket, 2 Teves II ABS units, etc. later....
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Daniel T Offline
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I found the leak and its not the oil.pan, is the oil turbo line, its leaking by the dipstick it was actually pouring out like crazy lol, idk if thats better than changing out the oil pan gasket.
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Jeff K Offline
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May want to pick up a braided steel oil line to replace the OEM line. I think Stinger may sell them.
Jeff Korn

88 Turbo Coupe: Intake and exhaust mods, T3 turbo at 24 psi, forced air IC, water injection, BPV, Ranger cam, subframes, etc., etc.
86 Tbird 5.0 (original owner): intake, exhaust, valvetrain mods, 100 HP N2O, ignition, gears, suspension, etc., etc.
05 Taurus SEL Duratec daily driver
04 Taurus Duratec (wifes car)
02 Pontiac Grand Prix GT
95 Taurus GL Vulcan winter beater
67 Honda 450 Super Sport - completely customized
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vegas_ss Offline
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(07-08-2020, 01:00 PM)Jeff K Wrote: May want to pick up a braided steel oil line to replace the OEM line. I think Stinger may sell them.
+1 on the braided line from Stinger.  The stock line seems to crack at the U bend.
1987 TC, 5sp, Boport Stage 3 Head/2.1 Cam
1996 Impala SS
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Daniel T Offline
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(07-08-2020, 05:34 PM)vegas_ss Wrote:
(07-08-2020, 01:00 PM)Jeff K Wrote: May want to pick up a braided steel oil line to replace the OEM line. I think Stinger may sell them.
+1 on the braided line from Stinger.  The stock line seems to crack at the U bend.
I will look into that Jeff and Vegas, and yes it cracked at the u bend
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