Should I undercoat oil pan

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by JimMac, Nov 11, 2009.

  1. JimMac

    JimMac LawnSite Member
    Messages: 55

    Hi guys;
    Question about undercoating an oil it ok to undercoat an oil pan on a ford deisel engine? Remember, it costs about 2000.00 to lift the engine or cab to replace an oil pan cover. Ford oil pans are known to rot out after 4-5 years...i've heard that from many ford owners as well as different mechanics..I want to undercoat the oil pan with waxoyl, a product that has been successful in the european market for 30+ years. But I wonder if there is any danger of restricting heat loss through the oil pan, because of this undercoating. I can't see any harm, since the engine already has an oil cooler on it (Ford deisel engines). So the question is, will there be any danger of the deisel engine overheating/damage due to undercoating the oil pan? I am getting the truck undercoated with waxoyl and I thought why not do the oil pan as well? Thanks for any advice. JimMac.
  2. Need4racin

    Need4racin LawnSite Member
    Messages: 36

    No it won't hurt it. But really the best thing would to be to sand the pan to bare metal and coat it in rust bullet or por15. Then undercoat it.

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