HOW TO DO AN ADVANCED SEARCH.

Mon Jul 08, 2013 3:56 pm by Admin


For the benefit of 944Hybrids users there are two search functions available for you to use.
The purpose of this sticky is to explain the "Advanced Search" function because it is much more powerful and is the best choice when researching information.

When you log on to the site a list of options is shown in a line at the top of the page. One option is labelled "Search", use this option (NOT the search box lower down on the right).

After you click on the upper search option, a drop down box appears. At the bottom of this box is a radio button marked "Advanced …

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Oil leak from pan fittings

Post  Lets_go on Thu Apr 10, 2014 7:41 am

I just bought an already converted 944/LS1. My original intent was to do the conversion myself however while searching for motors I came across this car for way cheaper than I could have bought all the parts and put it together myself, however it’s not without its problems.

The fittings to the oil pan leak. I’ve tried Permatex to seal the fitting however a mechanic buddy of mine said that the previous owner torqued the fitting down too hard and damaged the oil pan. I know the conversion was done with an RH kit however since this forum has helped me immensely, I was wondering if the TPC oil pan would work with the existing kit. Also do I even need to pull the motor to remove the oil pan?

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Re: Oil leak from pan fittings

Post  Techno Duck on Thu Apr 10, 2014 9:42 am

The motor can stay in the car, but you will need to support it from above so that you can drop the crossmember.

Before you pull the oil pan, try using conical seals. They are specifically meant for damaged flare seats caused by over tightening.

Search for conical seals on SummitRacing or Amazon, they are distributed by Earl's. Also available on Pegasus Racing from Seco. They are much cheaper on Pegaus, but by the time you add in shipping costs its a wash.

I am battling the same issues on my car, the conical seals fixed some of the leaks but i am still left with a few which i think might be attributed to just cheap AN fittings. Ill be replacing everything with Aeroquip when i get home.

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Re: Oil leak from pan fittings

Post  Lets_go on Thu Apr 10, 2014 10:02 am

I just ordered some conical seals of amazon. I"ll keep everyone posted on how it goes when I get a chance to replace them.

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Re: Oil leak from pan fittings

Post  Arthropraxis on Thu Apr 10, 2014 5:44 pm

How much of a leak do you have? Drips of oil or a film of oil on the fittings?
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Re: Oil leak from pan fittings

Post  Lets_go on Thu Apr 10, 2014 6:00 pm

Drips of oil. It looks just like this as well from the oil pan.

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Re: Oil leak from pan fittings

Post  Arthropraxis on Thu Apr 10, 2014 7:10 pm

I had drips of oil like that from my remote filter housing the Permatex sealant solved.
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Re: Oil leak from pan fittings

Post  Lets_go on Thu Apr 10, 2014 7:13 pm

Did you Permatex all on the fittings as well?

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Re: Oil leak from pan fittings

Post  Arthropraxis on Thu Apr 10, 2014 8:56 pm

I had to use the sealant on the remote oil filter fittings and the temperature sender adapter in the passenger side head. The oil pan fittings don't leak, knock on wood.
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Re: Oil leak from pan fittings

Post  Lets_go on Fri Apr 11, 2014 8:53 pm

I ordered an Areoquip hose and some Fragola fittings. I'll let everyone know how it goes next week.

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Re: Oil leak from pan fittings

Post  Lets_go on Thu Apr 17, 2014 6:38 am

As an update, I got the fittings and the hoses and took it to a guy with a lift. He said he'd throw them on as a nice gesture. When i drove it home I noticed it still leaked. I decided to take things into my own hands and call up Fragola and ask for some tips and sent them some pics. They told me to send them my fittings and hoses and they'll fix em up right. They should be going today if I can find a crowfoot wrench the right size.

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Re: Oil leak from pan fittings

Post  Lets_go on Mon Apr 28, 2014 6:24 pm

Well guys, I've Fragola was awesome and sent me brand new fittings and hoses! They definitely have customer for life, however it didn't fix the problem. I used the Earl's conical seals as well as put some Permatex Thread Sealer (I even waited the 3 days for it to cure properly) but the leak is there. The only thing left at this point is the actual oil pan itself must have a hairline crack or something. Tomorrow I'll call up Eric and see about getting a new oil pan and the best way to change it out. Thanks everyone for all your suggestions!

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