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1990hondaaccord
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Mar 11, 2010, 7:12 PM

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So im in kinda of a pickle. A female acquaintance of mine just recently purchased a 1990 honda accord from a guy on craigslist. Obviously she's not a car type of girl and what the man failed to mention is that he had put a temporary plug in the oil pan. She just got to oil can henry's for them to tell her that they cant change her oil. my question is, can me and my brother in law replace her old oilpan? or does honda have to do it?


Hammer Time
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Mar 11, 2010, 8:27 PM

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If you have any mechanical ability at all, it should be pretty easy on that car.



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1990hondaaccord
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Mar 11, 2010, 8:48 PM

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See, the only thing is, i think her parents got an extended manufacturer's warranty. does the oilpan have a serial on it? or could i replace it without voiding the warranty?


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Mar 11, 2010, 9:54 PM

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There isn't a single manufacturer that offers a warranty on a 20 year old car. They might have bought a warranty from an independent company, which with the strict terms and exclusions they put on it is a waste of money in my opinion. There is no serial number on an oil pan. As Hammer said, if you have any mechanical aptitude this is an easy fix with this car. In the future, save some money by realizing when you buy a used car (especially THIS used) that it is as is, no warranty. The companies that sell these so called warranties do so because snake oil is no longer a hot commodity and too many people know that blinker fluid isn't real either. I have looked into the fine print of these things and the way they exclude repairs appalls me. But you would have to know about cars to realize you've been had, and if you knew about cars you wouldn't buy a warranty for a 20 year old car. You'd fix it yourself. Don't waste your money on such things in the future. If you buy a shop manual for this car to help you out it will show you how to change the oil pan. A 3/8 drive metric socket set will get it done. If you have any further questions let us know.


Tom Greenleaf
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Mar 12, 2010, 3:53 AM

Post #5 of 12 (2041 views)
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Back for a second:

Temporary drain plug in pan??

If the expanding rubber things - I don't trust those for long. There are ways to fix certain problems with over-sized drain plugs on certain thread types. I'd get an opinion from a shop that does full automotive service on whether it needs a whole pan or just a fix,

T



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Mar 12, 2010, 5:14 AM

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I think he was on the right track. Don't try to "Mickey Mouse" the drain plug once the threads are trashed. The oil pan is an easy fix on this car. Nothing in the way.



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Mar 12, 2010, 6:09 AM

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I'm not seeing the problem of course and the dang collection of "Dorman" Re-threading" drain plugs is old as dirt. They are marked 1/4,1/2 (smidges) oversized. Bought out a parts store once! They are a real and permanent fix depending on just how it's screwed up. Haven't had to use one in ages now but still have them if I run into a car that's been to "Sammy the Stud Snapper" oil change places!

It would about always be best to replace the pan, especially if an alloy which a Honda may use even in 1990??

T



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Mar 12, 2010, 6:14 AM

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This is a cheap metal pan. No matter what you try on those bitched up threads, somebody is going to have a problem down the line. If you get it to seal, your just putting the problem off to the next guy that removes it. This pan can be changed in less than an hour and it's not worth risking the engine to cut corners.



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Mar 12, 2010, 7:24 AM

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Cool and thanks HT. I wouldn't know the vintage well at the age they rusted more than average (Honda) and not many left here.

Seems clear - new pan is the best fix especially in light of only an hour or so labor,

T



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Mar 12, 2010, 7:27 AM

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I looked it up and it's actually 1.8 but access is wide open.



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Mar 12, 2010, 7:33 AM

Post #11 of 12 (2009 views)
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That's why you make the big bucks!

Off line for a while - family emergency,

T



nickwarner
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Mar 14, 2010, 6:41 PM

Post #12 of 12 (1997 views)
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If only they would tell the quickie oil change places that drain plugs and lugnuts DON"T have the same torque specs. I've even seen some of these idiots put them in with an impact! This is what happens when cousins marry I guess.






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