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Old 06-24-2005, 05:52 PM
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JB weld is nothing more than an epoxy. I've used marine epoxy found at the big box stores for repairs including regluing some brake linings to my disc pads that I had broken off not too long ago while trying to unload the calipers. It's still holding the linings to pads many 1000's of miles later and they look like they'll last until they need replacing.

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Old 06-24-2005, 06:05 PM
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rrosin, did you remove the pan for the fix? I thought about doing something like that but I think it would be harder to get it to settle well with oil wanting to constantly drip out even after being drained. Plus, my pan already had a plate on the front of it from the PO. He used epoxy to seal it and it was leaking since I started using Mobil 1 Synthetic.


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Old 06-24-2005, 08:26 PM
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JB weld is not really a good way to fix an oil pan.
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Old 06-28-2005, 06:02 PM
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we just drained the oil and let sit for a day. cleaned well and applied epoxy, sorry for the delay in getting back, it was intended as a quick fix but has not leaked since.
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Old 06-28-2005, 06:25 PM
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Originally Posted by stayalert
Show of hands please.....Who thinks that they are a better driver than most of the other yahoos out there?
I've had 3 fender benders in the nearly 30 years I've been driving. At age 17, a complete moron decided to turn around in the drivers seat to talk to her friend in the back seat.....she took out my rear wheel well....moron.....

4 years ago, sitting at a red traffic light, truck behind me is waiting too....all of a sudden truck hits me in the rear....driver admits he got scared when his cell phone rang and his foot jumped off the clutch......

2 years ago, sitting at a red traffic light, look in the rearview, car not slowing down....drizzly rain most of the way off the road (yes, I had kept at least a car length between me and the car in front of me) but the punk driving daddies car with no insurance hit me anyways...

I average between 25,000 and 50,000 miles per year, depending upon what I doing....and that's it.

I have 2 speeding tickets, one for 39 in a 25, just 3 days after I got my license in the mail at 16 years old, the second was 13 years ago doing 70 in a 55 in west Texas...the cop was the first car I had seen in 15 minutes...the speed limit there is now 70......
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Old 06-28-2005, 08:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Brian Carlton

Show of hands please.......Who has made it eight years or more without an accident or damage to vehicle or property?

I'm 36, and have never had an accident that was my fault.

I've been side-swiped twice (years ago), rear-ended twice (once in the SD--did almost no damage, but SMASHED the nose of the guy's Toyota. ), and was hit-and-run in a parking lot one time. I also was in a roll-over accident in a van, but I was a passenger. No injuries, other than my nerves.

When I was 16 or 17, I fishtailed and slid off a curve in the rain, into someone's driveway, but didn't hit anything. Still scared the $h!t out of me, though.... that's the closest I've ever come to being the cause of an accident.

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Old 06-28-2005, 08:24 PM
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re temporary fix

as red green used to say "it is only temporary....unless it works!".

this was stated as he had made a repair to his tire on his car with duct tape.
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Old 06-28-2005, 09:10 PM
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I love Red Green!

I haven't been the cause of an accident in a long time. At least 10 years. Been through 3 cars since.
I had a car stolen a few years back. I may have accidentally on purpose left the keys in the ignition.

I got a ticket when I first moved to Florida a few years ago. A friend of mine went to Michigan to visit her parents and left me her truck to drive. I had my son and a 2 of his friends in the front seat, no back seat.
Just took them a couple of miles to take them home. Did a slow roll through a stop sign. of course there was noone around except the police car.
Is this your vehicle? NO
Do you have the registration for this truck? NO
Is this the correct address on your drivers license? NO
Is there a seat belt for all your passengers? NO
Gave me a ticket for the stop sign.

I just got another one coming from tampa this weekend. 84 in a 60 zone. Damn helicopters!!
Accidentally gave him my registration for my Harley. OOPS Too bad he didn't notice.
My brother used to be on the force there. He said he can probably "fix" it for me.
I wonder if it's a valid ticket anyway if it has my Mercedes with a Harley vin number on it.
I once got a ticket in New York and fought it in court. The Judge said all the information on a ticket has to be right or it's defective and can be dismissed.

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Old 06-28-2005, 10:32 PM
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Originally Posted by mikemover
When I was 16 or 17, I fishtailed and slid off a curve in the rain, into someone's driveway, but didn't hit anything. Still scared the $h!t out of me, though.... that's the closest I've ever come to being the cause of an accident.
We call those saftey driveways here in Newberg going over the mountain. You think you are too hot into the corner, just bomb off into the driveways as you stop
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Old 06-28-2005, 10:54 PM
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If your pan is steel it can be welded in place using TIG, MIG, or oxy. Granted it will need to be cleaned very well to keep the oil from contaminating the weld but regardless of how long it takes it will be easier than jacking the engine and removing the pan. If you feel you have to get a new pan then you still have to remove the old one. If you are going to remove the old one you might as well save a trip to the junk yard and weld up the old one. Any wellding shop should be able to do it less than $50.

I have welded a number of gas tanks and modified oil pans and they are really no big deal. I repaired the fuel tank on my wife's Buick after she ran over a semi truck universal joint in the middle of West Texas. I used the side from my son's old computer to patch both the fuel tank and two holes in the floor.
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