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_J_,pls inform us on how the proper way to tap the Oil Pan

Discussion in '1994-2004 V6 Mustang Tech' started by REIGNoftheSTANG, Nov 22, 2005.

  1. REIGNoftheSTANG

    REIGNoftheSTANG 2 seek peace, plan 4 war

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    You are the turbo guru,but not to sure if you have the v6 twin turbo,but in any case,in order to tap the oil pan in a 04 v6 stang do I have to take the whole oil pan off? Meaning either dropping the k member or lifting the engine. If I don't, how would I get the metal shavings out of the pan after I am done tapping it?

    I believe you told me to get an oil temp gauge,do I have to tap the oil pan for this?I am installing my oil temp gauge first so should I wait to get the turbo and then tap the oil pan? Pleez give me some detailed info(pics too?:eek: ),this should help out anyone who wants a turbo and to install an oil temp gauge:thumbup:
     
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    Well oil pan tapping is not just for turbo guys, but Vortech SC guys
    as well... tapping the oil pan safely requires upper body strength,
    because its not safe to us a power tool for the tap..

    however you’ll need a power drill for making the hold, and you most
    use the right size drill bit and tap combo, if not the hole will be too big
    or too small.. I made two “–10 an” holes in my pan because I have a
    twin turbo setup, however if you have a single turbo or Vortech setup
    you only need one…

    The best place to make the tap is on the upper front left side of the pan (see pic below)

    Oil pan tap (Passenger-side)
    [​IMG]

    When I get home later I'll post the steps ..
     
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    bluestang00us New Member

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    Tap looks good and clean, J. I tapped my pan in the same place for the V2. :thumbup:
     
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    Thanks J, I could only guess that the oil was drained from the vehicle before attempting the tap? And how about the metal shavings from the tap that go into the oil pan? Should I worry about it? How would I get rid of it so it will not end up in the engine somewhere? And pleez post pics of the oil temp gauge set up. Thanks.
     
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    Using grease helps to keep the shavings under control.

    37/64" Drill bit and a 3/8 NPT tap. Used a 10an to 3/8npt fitting. (we got a 35/64 drill bit to work fine... the pan taps real easily).

    [​IMG]


    Hope this helps!
     
  7. _J_

    _J_ Well Respected Member

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    wow ... I see you got help ...

    good luck with it...
     
  8. REIGNoftheSTANG

    REIGNoftheSTANG 2 seek peace, plan 4 war

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    well I got the oil pan tap but would it be the same for an oil temp gauge?
     
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    I thought the temp guages came from the fitting by the oil filter. :confused:
     
  10. REIGNoftheSTANG

    REIGNoftheSTANG 2 seek peace, plan 4 war

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    Hmmmmmmm...still waiting on a reply,anyone know thw answer:confused:
     
  11. DarkShadow

    DarkShadow Teh TC6!

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    Yeah, I'm probably going to need help with that in a couple of months. :eek: