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Old 10-19-2013, 12:11 PM
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Wanted: lower oil pan for 240D

Does anyone have a spare one lying around (undented /w drainplug) that they'd like to sell?

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Old 10-20-2013, 08:20 AM
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You can buy brand new for about $20-$25 bucks, and its a good idea to get a new lower oil pan anyways vs. a banged up one. Invest $2 more and get a new drain plug. Just my .02 Cents. Same deal with your battery tray. Its around $60 bucks new. Both OEM and not Chinese made junk knock-offs.
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Old 10-22-2013, 12:34 AM
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Until you find a new one, you could try using J-B Weld on the old one.

Years ago, I punctured the lower pan on Guderian on the way to work and didn't realize it. Seven quarts of oil on the company parking lot.

Without removing the pan (no gasket immediately available), just cleaning from the outside, I used J-B Weld to patch it until I could find a replacement. At the time I think a new one was $100+. Over the six months it took me to find a used pan, I lost about 2 quarts through the patch. If you can work from the inside, it should work even better.

New is the way to go like greazzer says, but in a pinch if you have to run the car now, try the patch.
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Old 10-22-2013, 12:52 AM
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I think I have a decent one with a decent drain plug.
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Old 11-02-2013, 05:33 PM
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Originally Posted by alamostation View Post
Until you find a new one, you could try using J-B Weld on the old one.
It's not cracked, actually. What happened is that the drain plug threads stripped on me in the middle of nowhere, so I drilled out the hole, tapped a thick piece of steel for a bigger plug, and J-B ed it to the inside of the pan. Let's say that the repair is 99.99% oil tight, but there's that final 0.01% that I want to address.

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