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help!!oil pan rusted out on a 7.3 powerstroke

I have a 2002 F-250 7.3 and the oil pan is rusting out.I need to know if I can change the oil pan without pulling the engine
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I believe the concensus is you have to lift the engine.
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I always thought you had to pull the motor too, but you don't . Their was a thread awhile back that said just pull the tranny take the hood off and the fan and shroud disconnect the batts and motor mount bolts lift the motor with a hoist . IIRC cumminsdude2001 posted this , maybe he will chime in .

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I believe the concensus is you have to lift the engine.
when you say lift the engine do you mean pull it out or just lift it enough to have clearance to pull it out.
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You're either taking the transmission out (and lifting the motor as much as possible) or pulling the motor all the way out of the truck. Either way, major work is required.

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I just did this last week to my truck.All you need to do is unbolt trans slide it back.I would remove turbo for better clearance although I did not remove it would have helped though.unhook battery cables.Remove fan and shroud.IC tubes need to go also fresh air intake.Hook up hoist, unbolt motor ,lift motor about 6" and slide forward.Remove pan and clean very well take extra time to clean all oil out of bottom end.I used a end grinder with a sanding pad to clean the area where the pan seals.Oil will fubar your gasket so like I said take time to clean it.If you got time let it sit for a day so oil can leak down and you can clean it good.Use ford oil pan so you don't have to fight it in place.Also put a few extra coats of paint on it before you install it.You can use ford sealent which every one will say you have to to prevent oil from foaming.I used it it was only like 16 bucks pan was like 85 or so.I believe the sealant is TA-30 or 31.Ford dealer will know if you ask.I will say a mech at work said that the right stuff sealant will not cause the oil to foam either.I trust him he is in mid 50s and has worked on heavy equipment for his entire working life.But, trust can get you killed too!
If you do a search I had posted the same question you did.

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I said all you need to do.That may be a bad choice of words.It is a job no matter how you go about it.Good luck

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my oil pan is rusted out in several places oil leaking from 5 holes I patched them with steel putty for now .have u ever heard of a flaw on these pans for rusting out.I'VE RESEARCHED THE INTERNET AND FOUND THIS TO BE A PROBLEM FORD HAD BUT FAILED TO RECALL I guess it is too big of a pain in the *****. hey thanks for the help will start the project soon .THANKS MIKE






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week to my truck.All you need to do is unbolt trans slide it back.I would remove turbo for better clearance although I did not remove it would have helped though.unhook battery cables.Remove fan and shroud.IC tubes need to go also fresh air intake.Hook up hoist, unbolt motor ,lift motor about 6" and slide forward.Remove pan and clean very well take extra time to clean all oil out of bottom end.I used a end grinder with a sanding pad to clean the area where the pan seals.Oil will fubar your gasket so like I said take time to clean it.If you got time let it sit for a day so oil can leak down and you can clean it good.Use ford oil pan so you don't have to fight it in place.Also put a few extra coats of paint on it before you install it.You can use ford sealent which every one will say you have to to prevent oil from foaming.I used it it was only like 16 bucks pan was like 85 or so.I believe the sealant is TA-30 or 31.Ford dealer will know if you ask.I will say a mech at work said that the right stuff sealant will not cause the oil to foam either.I trust him he is in mid 50s and has worked on heavy equipment for his entire working life.But, trust can get you killed too!
If you do a search I had posted the same question you did.
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I just did this last week to my truck.All you need to do is unbolt trans slide it back.I would remove turbo for better clearance although I did not remove it would have helped though.unhook battery cables.Remove fan and shroud.IC tubes need to go also fresh air intake.Hook up hoist, unbolt motor ,lift motor about 6" and slide forward.Remove pan and clean very well take extra time to clean all oil out of bottom end.I used a end grinder with a sanding pad to clean the area where the pan seals.Oil will fubar your gasket so like I said take time to clean it.If you got time let it sit for a day so oil can leak down and you can clean it good.Use ford oil pan so you don't have to fight it in place.Also put a few extra coats of paint on it before you install it.You can use ford sealent which every one will say you have to to prevent oil from foaming.I used it it was only like 16 bucks pan was like 85 or so.I believe the sealant is TA-30 or 31.Ford dealer will know if you ask.I will say a mech at work said that the right stuff sealant will not cause the oil to foam either.I trust him he is in mid 50s and has worked on heavy equipment for his entire working life.But, trust can get you killed too!
If you do a search I had posted the same question you did.


And you would know dude, as I gave you some handy advise. Glad it worked out for you.
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my oil pan is rusted out in several places oil leaking from 5 holes I patched them with steel putty for now .have u ever heard of a flaw on these pans for rusting out.I'VE RESEARCHED THE INTERNET AND FOUND THIS TO BE A PROBLEM FORD HAD BUT FAILED TO RECALL I guess it is too big of a pain in the *****. hey thanks for the help will start the project soon .THANKS MIKE

Yes it was a common problem with fords. What would happen is the road grime would chip the factory paint. If you live in an area where they treat the roads in the winter with salt or calcium, then the chemicals end up getting into and behind the chipped paint and starts rusting out the oil pan. Before you know it after 2 or 3 years, sometimes sooner, you end up replacing the oil pan.

You can remove the oil pan on the superduty trucks with engine still in the truck, but not with out a lot of work involved. The tranny needs to be disconnected and just moved back about 12". You need to do that in order to lift the engine with an engine hoist. You need to disconnect your batteries, unbolt the motor mounts, remove your fan and fan shroud, remove your hood, and remove your front and rear driveshafts. You will also need an air chisel to break the pan seal away from the bottom of the block. The powerstrokes don't use a pan gasket. It is a special cement for the pans from ford so the oil pan don't leak caused by vibrations from the engine overtime. Make sure you pick some up at the local dealer because you will need it. It is the best stuff I have seen that works wonders to seal up the oil pans. No more worries about leaking gaskets after they get old. This stuff will last the life of the engine as long as the oil pan stays in mint condition. Before or after the pan is in, make sure you use 2 cans of rubberized undercoating on the oil pan. This will keep it mint and will live a long life with the engine. Plan on a weekend dude so you can take your time. Try and have a buddy help you with this job, because it will make things go smoother. Good luck and please take your time.

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