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post #1 of 8 Old 05-12-2017, 05:21 PM Thread Starter
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Unhappy Cracked oil pan (2003)

Thought you'd all like to see this. I got some questions to go with this as well.

Was going to my first oil change on my 636 yesterday; but I ended up cracking my oil pan because I wasn't paying attention to if I was loosening or not (I'm already accepted that I am a dumbass). I could be wrong but I think the last person put the drain plug in cross threaded; it only took 2 quarter turns with a 10 inch wrench to crack my oil pan.

Anyways, here's the damage...

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Waiting for a new oil pan, gasket, plug & washer to come in; they are on backorder for another 2 weeks. I plan on re-using the old 14 bolts holding the mangled oil pan currently; nothing wrong with that?

Don't be like me!
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There is a small amount of force on the pan bolts...... the recommended numbers are in the shop manual for that bike, which you can download from this site. If it doesn't recommend a torque pattern.use one anyway. It should also state if you need thread locker.

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There is a small amount of force on the pan bolts...... the recommended numbers are in the shop manual for that bike, which you can download from this site. If it doesn't recommend a torque pattern.use one anyway. It should also state if you need thread locker.
Manual says 87 in-lbs for the oil pan bolts and no comment for thread lock. I agree with the torque pattern comment as well.
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Steel bolts, into aluminium.... the bolt will out last the engine case....

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Thought you'd all like to see this. I got some questions to go with this as well.

Was going to my first oil change on my 636 yesterday; but I ended up cracking my oil pan because I wasn't paying attention to if I was loosening or not (I'm already accepted that I am a dumbass). I could be wrong but I think the last person put the drain plug in cross threaded; it only took 2 quarter turns with a 10 inch wrench to crack my oil pan.

Anyways, here's the damage...

http://zx6r.com/attachment.php?attac...=63562&thumb=1

Waiting for a new oil pan, gasket, plug & washer to come in; they are on backorder for another 2 weeks. I plan on re-using the old 14 bolts holding the mangled oil pan currently; nothing wrong with that?

Don't be like me!
That's....impressive. In a bad way. You had to be hauling on that to make it crack that way.

Anyway, you should be fine to re-use your oil pan bolts. 87in-lb is nothing so stretch should not be a concern.
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That's....impressive. In a bad way. You had to be hauling on that to make it crack that way.
I find it impressive too, I'm a scrawny 140 pound guy with pool noodles for arms.
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Think this will hold up?
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Think this will hold up?

Yes, Mssr Poodle Noodle Arms... if & only if you obtain for yourself a torque wrench:

https://www.harborfreight.com/catalo...=torque+wrench

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