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I have a very small straight 3/4" hairline crack in the oil pan where appearantly the drain plug has been over torqued at one time or another. I understand this is an engine out operation to remove the pan for repairs. We tried B-Half sealant that worked well for about two weeks before failing. Is JB Weld an option? I figure the oil will just defeat the JB Weld on the outside of the pan too. Any suggestions here? Can we actually remove the pan without a major labor bill? Scratching my head over this one. :confused:
 

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What year 9k? As long as it's a 2.3 the pan comes off with engine in the car. Seems like the last one I did on a 9k was a 95 lpt with a 5 speed and I had to remove the center shaft to access the bolts. Some had torx bolts (t40 socket) that are a bit tough to deal with.
 

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I cracked an aluminum valve cover when installing it - over tighten a bolt. In any case, got some epoxy - comes in a couple of colors - black / grey and another color. I was able to find a grey color - Advance Auto has the stuff and I am not certain of the correct name. In any case, I spread it on the inside of the valve cover, replaced the bolts, and spread some on the outside of the cover - have not had a leak. This is now almost 6-months ago and no issues with the patch.

Hope this helps you out . . .
 

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If you're going to the trouble of removing it you might consider finding a local all-service or auto machine shop (or just a welding shop) and have it welded, unless you get allllll the oil off the JB weld won't stick to it.

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Drew
 

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In all serious, you're not in too much trouble. Take the downpipe off and go at it! I know that on newer 9-5's, there are some occasions where bolts are hidden and one needs to drill them out. Not sure if the 9000 is anything similar. Wouldn't surprise me considering both use a similar 2.3L engine. Good luck!
 

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I know that on newer 9-5's, there are some occasions where bolts are hidden and one needs to drill them out. Not sure if the 9000 is anything similar. Wouldn't surprise me considering both use a similar 2.3L engine. Good luck!
No hidden bolts, but one 18mm that bolts from bellhousing through oilpan with washer. The hidden bolts that require oil pan drilling are only found on some 01-02 9-5 aeros with 5 speed tranny only.
 
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