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Old 08-09-2010, 09:08 AM   #1
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Exhaust and oil pan problems

Guy I might buy a bus from says:

The last time I changed oil there was some seepage from the oil pan gasket.
The exhaust has pin holes all over and the smog tubes to the converter have rusted in half.

How hard and expensive does that sound? This is a Ford 460 91' shuttle bus (v.
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Old 08-09-2010, 05:42 PM   #2
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Re: Exhaust and oil pan problems

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Guy I might buy a bus from says:

The last time I changed oil there was some seepage from the oil pan gasket.
The exhaust has pin holes all over and the smog tubes to the converter have rusted in half.

How hard and expensive does that sound? This is a Ford 460 91' shuttle bus (v.
Without looking at it this raises some red flags in my mind. The pan gasket is not supposed to leak in the first place. Pin holes means (usually) a lack of use and/or lack of maintenance. JMO.
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Re: Exhaust and oil pan problems

oil pan gasket is not a big deal UNLESS you have a cross member or steering linkage in the way.

for exhaust, you prob need new pipes from the headers back.
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Your bus needs just a few checks and repairs. The oil pan weep is common altho you should get under bus with a 3/8 ratchet, a 15-18 inch extension, and a universal swivel socket and snug up/tighten every bolt. Do not tighten bolts to an excess. The exhaust is an easy fix. Go to a muffler shop and get a quote to replace the leaking pipe or to make a pipe for you to install. In the course of owning a bus, you will need to make some basic repairs. Every skinned knuckle is a new lesson learned. After making some repairs, you will gain new information to use forever. If ya find a new challenge, write a note here, as I have answers for questions not yet asked. And I do not know everything. Frank
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