Drilling Scary Holes
--- Howdy All...finally got around to installing a new bung in my oil pan for the turbo to drain into. The old location going into the engine block would not work given the new motor mounts, new remote oil filter and a host of other things crammed into that area so I had to get creative.
Had a chunk of steel machined to accept the press fit end of a Cummins stainless turbo drain line, drilled a 1-1/4" hole in the side of the pan, then welded that puppy in place. Hmmmm...for some reason it doesn't sound nearly as scary when I write it out.
The freshly scrubbed pan and new bung (cleaning off the old gasket was a beotch!)
What the heck...this spot ought'a do.
At least now it won't run onto the ground...I hope.
Not my prettiest weld ever, but the one on the inside is perfect...really it is.
And being thoroughly in-confident that the press fit will stay put...I also welded a little machine screw in place that will allow me to safety wire the drain line to the bung to help keep it all together.
This was just a test fit. Still need to touch up the paint, prep the new gasket, bolt the pan on, safety wire the tube and something else...oh yeah...put 10 quarts of oil back in.