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Lockdown99ss
05-12-2011, 08:23 PM
Was going through and snugging up my oil pan bolts and the last one I did snapped. It is one of the two long rear ones (driver side, closest to oil filter). Is it possible to use some easy-out drill bits to get the rest of the bolt out, or since it bolts to the bottom of the rear main seal, will I be needing to drop the transmission in order to get it out?

Also, I drove it around the block and parked it. It doesn't seem to be leaking. Am I fine still using it as my daily driver, so long as there is no leaking?


NightKid#2
05-12-2011, 11:32 PM
If it ain't leaking just leave it be. One of my long ones is stripped out and the back corner edge, on the same side, is broken on the oil pan from a speed bump(after i had just replaced the other one I did the same thing too). It don't leak I'm not fixing it, to big of a PITA. 1 year and I'm still doing fine. :D

BlackScreaminMachine
05-13-2011, 08:12 AM
If it is not leaking and no "oily moisture" then your fine. When it comes out for a rebuild, that is one of the things that will need to be addressed.


poseidon
11-03-2011, 09:02 AM
Same happened here. Except mines leaking a quart a month. So if anyone has the size and thread of the bolt so I can go get a new one it'd be great. I already got the old stripped one out.

TImmy_Jones
11-03-2011, 06:52 PM
Same happened here. Except mines leaking a quart a month. So if anyone has the size and thread of the bolt so I can go get a new one it'd be great. I already got the old stripped one out.


Dude, pull another one out, put some wood and a jack under the pan and go to Home Depot.