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2016 2.7 Oil Pan Leak

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Old 10-09-2018, 07:32 AM
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2016 2.7 Oil Pan Leak

Hey guys, I know this has been regurgitated throughout this site and has been on many others, but like so many other people, I have had my oil pan replaced and still have a leak on the bolt heads. I'm done dealing with my local Ford mechanics and have honestly lost a bit of respect for Ford because of this. My question is, since I will likely never take my oil pan off, what are the consequences of just RTVing over the bolt heads to the oil pan sealing the bolt and all? This would keep the oil from leaking in the future.

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Old 10-09-2018, 02:36 PM
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Assuming the pan is thin gauge metal, it sounds like the 'tech" forgot or did not check the raised dimples around the bolt holes in the pan....a standard practice in which if you don't ensure the dimples are there leaks happen right at the holes......

If the pan is cast Al, then the block/pan mating surfaces should be checked for cleanliness, etc.....most very likely not a Ford production/design issue...just a "tech' who forgot one little step...………….
 
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Old 10-09-2018, 03:00 PM
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Unfortunately, this is another case with the plastic oil pan and the RTV sealant used as the gasket.
 
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Unfortunately, this is another case with the plastic oil pan and the RTV sealant used as the gasket.
Uggg….. when I had my 1990 f150 SWB truck they had started the transition at that time..... I was lucky when I ordered my... the valve covers were metal and although the pan was plastic, it was heavy gauge......so I never had an issue in the 17 years I owned it but, with the vehicle lifespans now at 11 years, I feel for ya!
 
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Old 10-11-2018, 07:37 AM
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Thanks for the feedback man. Hoping this is something I can just live with and not let it pester me forever.
 


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