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Randy Tess

Powder coat oil pan / thicker gasket?
« on: February 22, 2018, 02:07:47 PM »
I have the oil pan out of the TR8.



It looks like somewhere in the past (pre 1987 in fact) the oil plug bung was

ripped off and a new one was welded in.

The new welded seams appear to be what is leaking. I'll have that fixed.



The pan is largely stripped and I was going to powder coat the thing.

Is that wise given the constant oil contact?



The lip of the pan is more deformed than I would like.

While I can straighten it out, it will not be perfect.

Does a thicker oil pan gasket exist that might be more forgiving?



Thanks,



Randy

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Darrell Walker

Re: Powder coat oil pan / thicker gasket?
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2018, 02:28:20 PM »
Hi Randy,



Ibve heard of this gasket:



http://shop.roverp6cars.com/SUMP-GASKET-3500-COMPOSITE

<http://shop.roverp6cars.com/SUMP-GASKET-3500-COMPOSITE>



Unfortunately it was just after I put my pan on, so I donbt have any first

hand experience.  Don Kelly bought one.



I wouldnbt powder coat the inside, just to much of a risk of something

flaking off.  I would think the outside would be OK.  I just went for engine

paint.



-Darrell





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Darrell Walker

Re: Powder coat oil pan / thicker gasket?
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2018, 04:02:16 PM »
BTW, something I saw on one of the forums was making some backing strips for

the sides of the pan, similar to what it already has across the back.  The

idea is to distribute the clamping force more evenly.  Another tip I heard

after I had already put my pan back on.



-Darrell



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"Randy Tess"

Re: Powder coat oil pan / thicker gasket?
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2018, 04:37:12 PM »
I was considering exactly that.



Where did they get them made?

Darrell Walker

Re: Powder coat oil pan / thicker gasket?
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2018, 04:48:51 PM »
I think the post was on the Triumph Experience site, which is down right now.

I think they had a machine shop do them, but if you can find some stock the

right width, it would be a simple matter to make some up if you have a drill

press.



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Jack Brooks

Re: Powder coat oil pan / thicker gasket?
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2018, 05:02:47 PM »
I powder coated the oil pan in my TR3 in the 90's, and while it has not been

removed since then, I have not seen anything in the oil to suggest

degradation. I look at my oil closely when it is changed. If the surface prep

is right, powder coating is near permanent. I would powder coat my TR8 oil pan

if it were off for any length of time, especially if I were doing a

restoration. It is reasonably attractive and a durable finish.



Jack

Dave

Re: Powder coat oil pan / thicker gasket?
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2018, 06:16:24 PM »
How typical.  Those bungs get damaged quite often.  I had mine welded up, too.  



I've powder coated oil pans but only the outside.  There is no need to coat the inside and I say why risk an adventure on that front when there is no need.



If only there was a silicone gasket for that joint.



 



 



Dave Massey

William Parris

Re: Powder coat oil pan / thicker gasket?
« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2018, 11:40:42 PM »
I made some load spreaders myself by hand.  Just took some time.  I was

thinking of having sets made from a water jet if people

Webre interested.  But I never got around to it.



Will



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Darrell Walker

Re: Powder coat oil pan / thicker gasket?
« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2018, 04:02:00 PM »
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Randy Tess

Re: Powder coat oil pan / thicker gasket?
« Reply #9 on: February 25, 2018, 04:09:04 PM »
I am about to go to a machine shop to have some made up.

If I do that, how many sets should I have them make?



Will, if you make some, let me know and I'll buy a set.



Randy





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William Parris

Re: Powder coat oil pan / thicker gasket?
« Reply #10 on: February 25, 2018, 11:31:41 PM »
Randy.  Youbll prob be much faster then me right now.  Too many irons in the

fire.



Will



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