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Old 06-23-2014, 10:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Replacing and Oil Pan/How Hard is It?

Just as I was about to install my new exhaust system, I'd noticed that the oil pan to my 94 Honda Civic has severely decade from years of salt and corrosion. At present, the rust bubbles feel soft and I'm starting to see motor oil seeping ever so slightly. I dare not so much as take a wire brush to the oil pan.

My question to the forum is two fold. First, how hard is it really to replace an oil pan on a Honda Civic? The reason I ask, is that I've seen several examples on Youtube, whereas the procedure looks to be pretty straight forward. A better question might I be, what am I overlooking?

Secondly, within the past three weeks, I'd invested over $40.00 in Amsoil synthetic motor oil in my last oil change. The final question that I pose, is if I were to drain the oil into a clean bucket, could I reuse the oil without any issues, or would it be considered contaminated?

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Changing the oil pan is pretty straight forward, and it'll be perfect timing with the exhaust off of the car. I think that the oil should be fine to re-use unless the oil pan is degrading particles into the oil.

What I would personally do is when you're refilling the oil, pour it through some sort of filter to be safe.
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Old 06-23-2014, 11:07 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Changing the oil pan is pretty straight forward, and it'll be perfect timing with the exhaust off of the car. I think that the oil should be fine to re-use unless the oil pan is degrading particles into the oil.

What I would personally do is when you're refilling the oil, pour it through some sort of filter to be safe.
You know, I had considered the possibility of chunky rust particles degrading from within the pain. The filter idea is a great tip, I'll try that one...Thanks.
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Old 06-23-2014, 11:18 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I also appear to have a bracket that's broken between the transmission and the engine block. Does anyone know what this is called? It's also by the oil pan.

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