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Old 08-09-2016, 02:32 PM   #21
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I used a short stub length drill with a right angle drill to do mine. AC was removed but PS was still in and plumbed. I'll look for the drill when I get back from TX.
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I typically unbolt some of the brackets holding the A/C and/or P/S lines down to get enough clearance. I don't think the AC compressor moves.
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If I were drilling a pan in the car, I'd look for a right-angle drill. Something like this:



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Old 08-09-2016, 03:14 PM   #24
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That's an impact

HF has your back for $29. I've used it for other projects (never a pan), and it is crappy but usable.

http://www.harborfreight.com/38-in-v...ill-60610.html
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All my power tools are Makita 18v, but their right angle drill is only a 3/8" chuck. I haven't looked to see if you can get a 37/64 or 9/16 drill in 3/8" chuck.
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All my power tools are Makita 18v, but their right angle drill is only a 3/8" chuck. I haven't looked to see if you can get a 37/64 or 9/16 drill in 3/8" chuck.
That was going to be my next question. All the correctly sized drill bits that I had seen were 1/2" while all the right angle drills ae 3/8". Looks like poster below found a drill bit that works.
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That's an impact
Home Depot claimed it was a drill.

Half inch right-angle drill:


http://www.homedepot.com/p/Milwaukee...7-20/205462851

Another option is to put the 37/64 drill in a lathe so it fits in the 3/8" chuck. You don't need a lot of torque to drill an aluminum pan.

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Put bit in lathe. Turn down to 3/8.

Put bit in mill. Cut face for drill.

Put bit in drill. Drill pan.
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Put bit in lathe. Turn down to 3/8.

Put bit in mill. Cut face for drill.

Put bit in drill. Drill pan.
In the time it took you to write this post, I bought the one afm linked to on Amazon with One-click
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In the time it took you to write this post, I bought the one afm linked to on Amazon with One-click
Amazon now has that drill bit and the correct tap as items comment purchased together.
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Same drill I used.
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Step drill not hit pickup tube?

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Step drill not not pickup tube?
I have only used the step drill bit on a pan off the car. I wouldn't dare to do it on the car. For those I used the correctly sized drill bit with a layer of tape to stop it from going in to far. So far I have only drilled and tapped oil pans on the car in NA's.
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Old 11-09-2016, 10:08 PM   #37
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So is the feed high enough? As in is it above the oil level in pan when the car is running so that the turbo oil can drain easily?
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