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Broken "Wings" inside oil pan

Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by vitaman, Jan 19, 2012.

  1. vitaman

    vitaman [OP] New Member

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    :eek: I have a 2000 4 cyl motor that had a rubber expanding oil plug. The wings broke off inside the oil pan,(from overtightening I suppose). A mechanic I called said he see's foreign objects in pans all the time, and it is nothing to worry about because the oil pump has a screen. Is there any danger of these pieces damaging the motor?
     
  2. Tylerm5000

    Tylerm5000 Well-Known Member

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    No. Try placing a magnet on the pan. It will help keep it in one spot. But it shouldn't move much.
     
  3. vitaman

    vitaman [OP] New Member

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    Good Idea. Found some small powerful magnets that should work fine.
     
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    speedydave A-TRAC Equipped

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    It would be pretty easy to pull off the pan, clean it, and reassemble.
     
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