HELP! My truck is bleeding!

Bushnut Aug 29, 2018

  1. Bushnut

    Bushnut First Fill-Up (of many)

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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 If you bleeding, Imma fix you Moderator Supporting Member

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    When you going through the Ottawa Valley?
     
  3. Bushnut

    Bushnut First Fill-Up (of many)

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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 If you bleeding, Imma fix you Moderator Supporting Member

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

    Bushnut First Fill-Up (of many)

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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 First Fill-Up (of many)

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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.
     
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  7. Prime

    Prime Some Kind of In Charge? Admin Super Moderator

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    Glad to hear that you got it sorted.
     
  8. wild.coast

    wild.coast Test Drive

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    Front diff is a pain indeed. I put in the diff-drop relocation bushings on mine and it wasn't fun. Nice work.
     
  9. Bklyn.X

    Bklyn.X Sliders Supporting Member Founding Member

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    Yikes! Lot’s of work. I feel your pain.


    I’m on my third gas tank. Poor maintenance, I need to drop the skid plate, clean and maybe repaint the tank more often.

    Good luck with the patch, it never held for me.

    I would only replace with a new tank, at this point any used one (especially if it has been under an aftermarket skid) is about to go...I wish there was a plastic version available.

    Make sure you get the proper tank by supplying your VIN# with the order (hard lesson learned) and get a new O-ring seal. I also got new bolts for the top because a couple of my old ones were rusted. Getting the pump out is a major PITA unless your hands are the size of a six year old.

    New tank for my 2001 #17202-5S620
    But check yours against your VIN

    O-Ring #40290-8B400

    Screw for top #01436-01821

    I had to cut my filler hose to get it off. New Hose-Filler #17228-5S800


    Getting that front diff out and back in is definitely a pain. I used a borrowed transmission jack and it still was a bitch.

    Good luck!
     

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