HELP! My truck is bleeding!

Bushnut Aug 29, 2018

  1. Bushnut

    Bushnut Test Drive

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    I left Manitoba a month ago with a slight leak in my gas tank.I figured I would deal with it when I got to my folks place in New Brunswick. Then the heater hose sprung a leak (fixed temporarily, waiting on new hoses). Now I found that the oil pan has also sprung a leak...rusted.
    Just need a word of encouragement thanks guys
     
  2. maillet282

    maillet282 Suspension Lift Supporting Member

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    When you going through the Ottawa Valley?
     
  3. Bushnut

    Bushnut Test Drive

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    Already in NB. We decided just to motor through. I’ve been in an internet blackhole for a while or I would have let you know.
     
  4. maillet282

    maillet282 Suspension Lift Supporting Member

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    That’s ok. Ended up on course in Barrie
     
  5. Bushnut

    Bushnut Test Drive

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    So here is the update. Fixed gas tank leak with 2 layers of permatex gas tank sealer putty and one layer of versa chem gas tank repair epoxy. So far so good,though I did have to bend the hanger bracket to line up with the holes due to the decrease gap between it and the tank. I hope it will last until I find a new tank.
    On to the oil pan. What PITA! It took me 2 days to remove, no power or air tools. Yes you do have to remove the front diff,the starter and some of the steering system.
    When I got it out, I counted 3 holes once I scratched off the rust. All just slightly above the weld line of the lower sump portion.
    I’ll be starting the reinstall of the new one tomorrow morning. Still waiting on the heater hose, it should be here by the time I finish the pan.
    Pics to follow.
     
  6. Bushnut

    Bushnut Test Drive

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    6 hours later pan and diff are both in. Holy crap that diff was a b to install, only with the help of my lovely wife was I able to do it at all.
     
  7. Prime

    Prime Some Kind of In Charge? Admin

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    Glad to hear that you got it sorted.
     

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