Mar 30th, 03, 03:33 PM
I have a T350 that might need a new pan.
The old pan is leak prone due to dimpled bolt holes.
So I have tried a few times to smooth out the pan and I am getting a little tired of the whole leaky pan issue.
I was wondering if the cast aluminum pans are worth the money ? Better seal ?
Always leaks from the bolts, any tips while on subject would be great too..
Mar 31st, 03, 06:28 AM
While I have not tried a cast pan YET, I am of the opinion that a cast pan will absorb and dissipate heat at a better rate and I like a deeper pan. I do plan on using one on my TH400 when ready.
Mar 31st, 03, 07:27 AM
Another benefit that many forget with a cast pan is that it helps strengthen the case, as it is much stiffer than a stamped metal pan.
Mar 31st, 03, 07:40 AM
Definitely worth the money. I just installed a B&M cast pan on my T350 and it stopped a persistent leak I have had.
Mar 31st, 03, 02:05 PM
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Mar 31st, 03, 11:14 PM
Be sure to use a good paper gasket - not cork - and put it on dry. Torque the bolts to spec (10-12 ft*lbs). I usually snug them all up and then torque. 10-12 isn't very tight at all. Dimples sound like over-torqueing. If the bolts are over torqued or not torqued evenly you'll have leaks. But then again, no leaks is a relative term. By nature, pan gaskets are prone to weap a little fluid over time, but should not drip if properly installed. Cast pan will probably work just fine, but I suspect the real problem is bolt torque. The dimples can be removed by setting the pan lip on the jaws of a vice and whacking smartly with a ball-peen hammer.
Apr 1st, 03, 04:20 PM
No negative comments, I like it....
Sounds like a cast pan is worth the money.