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Old 07-14-2010, 11:59 PM   #1
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Here you go, i tapped wrong spot of oil pan. I watched countless photos, and i saw a pic that they were tapping the oil pan same spot as i was. I found out that i was a bit too high.How would i cover this whole, i tried tapping without removing the engine, i was trying to tap under the ac but it seems that i have to lose ac. The reason is wrong spot, is when feeling the inside their an extra piece a metal.
Another thing the metal i feeling any idea what could it be?

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Old 07-15-2010, 12:41 AM   #2
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Where exactly did you drill the hole. It's kinda hard to tell from the pic.
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Or the description.
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No ****, hey is there any way you could type that in English or at least some Anglo dialect?
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Wow!
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That's the oil pump pickup, as long as you didn't puncture it, you're fine. And as long as a hose coming out of the spot you drilled doesn't interfere with anything, you're fine. There's about a 3"x3" square that includes all the spots normally drilled and tapped, it's not a hugely precise location. Although with AC and I'm guessing PS, you're the most limited.
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Is it? I thought he drilled the bottom of the block. I really can't tell, the pic looks like a Warshak test.

I guess that looks like the motor mount. I think I broke my corneas.
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You should be fine, as long as you didn't damage the tube.

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phew... its less derp than I expected... how do you tap a sport?
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sorry for bad pic, heres a few more.Tried fitting my phone down there. It seems i did puncture that baffle the bronze part Cococarbine3 is showing in his first pic not the pickup tube though. I did drill on the pan second pic Cococarbine3 show its the same location but i think im bout half inch higher. I just have ac no power steering

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It seems i did puncture that baffle
Shitty. Time to pull your motor and replace the oil pickup. You cannot run the motor at all with that hole there. While it's out, have a 1/2" NPT bung welded in like a pro.
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I think he meant he drilled through just the baffle, not the pickup tube. the motor should run fine with a hole in the baffle.
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If it was just the windage tray it would be fine, but I can't tell from the picture if it hit the pickup. Could always chance it and install the drain, hope it fits without hitting accessories, then cross your fingers and pray you see oil pressure. Also looks like you pushed a big wad of grease and metal shavings into the pan, which won't be too good if they get past the pickup screen. I say sell the car and start again, that's what I would do.
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You're fucked... time to buy a 240.
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Ducktape FTW
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You're fine.

I hit the baffle my first time, almost the exact same spot.
I worked 5yrs as a machinist, and drilling it in car I still had the bit jump on me and then basically plunk straight through the pan 2in back and 1in higher than where I was aiming.


Much easier the second time around with engine on stand.
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Weld that hole up and tap it further back, now that you're removing the motor.
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You went through the windage tray, not a big deal. However, if you don't remove that ball of grease and shavings, you will have some issues.
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Pretty sure all he did was hit the baffle.... come on guys, you are better than this.
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