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    Default Can magic depoxy be used to repair a leaking oil pan?

    I believe a hard bump caused a crack in the oil pan of my '03 iDSI city and all of the oil leaked while the car was stationary. Has anyone else faced similar situation and utilized any sealant to repair the pan, good enough to take it to workshop safely for repairs? Can magic depoxy work?

    Would be glad to have suggestions.

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    Can u get under the car and share a picture of the cracks?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ali15144 View Post
    Can u get under the car and share a picture of the cracks?
    I will get it in morning and share. Apparently, it looks like one small hole which caused leakage
    Speeding does not kill anybody, it's suddenly becoming stationary that does so

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    tow the car to the shop, epoxying it will require you to remove it so you can fill up the cracks completely.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yellow_Eyed_Demon View Post
    I believe a hard bump caused a crack in the oil pan of my '03 iDSI city and all of the oil leaked while the car was stationary. Has anyone else faced similar situation and utilized any sealant to repair the pan, good enough to take it to workshop safely for repairs? Can magic depoxy work?

    Would be glad to have suggestions.
    Any epoxy applied with the pan in place will not hold for long given the oil contamination within the cracks. Removing the pan and thoroughly cleaning it will be needed for a long-lasting repair. Perhaps looking for a used pan from the local yard may be a better idea. You would want to check the transmission for other damaged parts anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VCheng View Post
    Any epoxy applied with the pan in place will not hold for long given the oil contamination within the cracks. Removing the pan and thoroughly cleaning it will be needed for a long-lasting repair. Perhaps looking for a used pan from the local yard may be a better idea. You would want to check the transmission for other damaged parts anyway.
    Pan is cheap on that engine and its super easy to remove too (super cheap honda build quality).

    The major problem here is that the pan was fractured whilst in motion - and it only has a poor 3 litre hold. Engine damage is already done I think.
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    I will try to seal is so its good enough to make me reach shop 4-5km away. Most of oil was dripped while car was stationary. So i am hopeful engine damage aint done as after the bump car gave no oil starving light or drop in performance

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    UPDATE:

    I used epoxy and poured some oil. Without issues, reached workshop around 12km far. It was a minor hole alongwith crack, which was repaired through welding (cost me 600 Rs). As pointed out by Xulfiqar, the oil chamber was fairly easy to remove. The guys at workshop removed it within 15 minutes, took it for welding, installed it back in about 30 minutes. Paid 500 Rs for labor. So overall it got repaired in 1100 Rs. A used pan from junk costs around 3500 Rs I was told.


    Lessons learnt: Try your more than level best not to hit the Honda City on any bump
    Speeding does not kill anybody, it's suddenly becoming stationary that does so

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