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Old 08-04-2011, 04:46 PM
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Vehicle: 2004 Dodge Ram diesel
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Engine: 2004-2004 359ci (5.9L) Cummins ISB 600 24-Valve Diesel I6 325hp 600lb/ft (6-Speed Manual)
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Originally Posted by snrusnak View Post
no offense but if you're a retired welder shouldn't you be able to patch a metal oil pan...? I'd try to find a used oil pan on ebay or in a junk yard real cheap then pay someone to install it. Or figure out a way to patch yours.

The pan is on the truck and has oil in it. The metal must be clean in order to repair it. To do a proper repair the pan must be removed. That is the problem. I had double knee replacement a while back and it is more difficult for me to crawl around under the truck. If all I had to do was take the pan bolts out to remove the pan, I would do the job myself. What I am afraid of is that the engine needs to be lifted up to wiggle the thing out. Thats why I asked about the proceedure for doing the job.
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