Ok I had a hole in my oil pan, it was about the size of a smiley :wink2:. I sanded down the area and cleaned it with a wire brush and then used JB weld to fix the hole, now I was wondering if this is gonna work, I mean it is holding oil but I haven't let it got hot or anything yet.
Itll work for a little while. Probably long enough for you to get a new oil pan, I wouldnt run it for more than 3 days though if even that.
Try and get a Moroso oil pan, put one in my 69 beetle because it didn't have one :doh:
I am not going to get a new oil pan, I only plan on getting 3 more races out of the car anyway, so do you think the JB Weld will hold up?
if you followed the instructions for the jb weld, then i dont see why not. on the farm here we've used it for a cracked engine block on a tractor with success.
I have a 1985 Buick Electra Park Avenue that has a pinhole in the thermostat housing. No luck at finding a replacement housing at the salvage yards. Can JB Weld be used to repair this? If not, how can I patch this hole?
A screw with some sealant?
My mechanic, when changing transmission fluid, will poke a hole in the pan to drain the fluid before removing the pan. He seals the hole with a screw. I'm not sure if he uses some kind of sealant with the screw.
should work just fine :)
parts stores oughtta have that one... did you look in cars that weren't buicks, too? like oldsmobiles (i'm assuming you have an olds 307...)