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Oil pans and exhaust Manifold bolts

I left the house today to run some errands in my truck....only to find a puddle of oil under it. Pull it into the garage to find out where it's coming from...the rusty oil pan, a hole right at the bottom corner.
I am considering welding a patch on the oil pan right on the truck. I have a TIG and MIG welder. I am thinking of purging the pan/block with CO2/Argon mix while welding. Has anyone tried this before? comments????

While lying on my back thinking about my pan repair I look up at the passenger side exhaust manifold and of course I see the black soot of an exhaust leak at the rear exhaust port. So I reach up to touch the manifold bolt and it falls off in my hand, snapped off of course.
Anyone removed the passenger side manifold lately? Any words of wisdom for me?
I'm starting to hate my truck
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when welding be real careful not to build up slag in pan,the pickup tube has rather large screening and any metal particles will take out the low press oil pump and cover not to mention damaging fuel system components,as for the manifold bolts remove the rh wheel and inner fender for easier access and buy your self a good bolt extracter kit(your going to need it)best of luck


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Thanks for the reply shelbyx1.
I wish I had the time and money to just swap out the pan. I really don't like the welding idea. Slag should not be a problem on the inside of the if I can TIG weld in the patch. I am worried about a fire/explosion of any gasses left in the crank case.

About the manifold bolts....is it common with the Powerstrokes to have the manifold bolts snap off like that???
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i've done a few in the shop,mostly the rear bolts break off because the manifold warps(i'm not sure but this maybe caused by not letting the turbo cool down while running)you'll want to check the warpage of the manifold it should be less than .0299"and is not machineable.


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The rusty pan is notorious. And to replace it involves pulling the motor. A lot of guys have had success using POR 15 to seal the hole.

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