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Old 01-13-2009, 08:27 PM   #1
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I have a 2004 actually late 2003 Cat 350. The paint on the oil pan is peeling off in large chunks. Is this normal? should I be concerned enough to remove the paint and re coat it? Will these pans rust through from the outside?
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bdpreece, since there have been no responses I will give you my experience with the paint peeling off the engine oil pan. The oil pan in our 02 Journey started to peel and rust after it was about two years old, I think from rocks and sand hitting it from the tires as we go down the road. I was concerned about the pan rusting through because I didn't know how thick the metal was and it looked ugly. My solution was to clean it off with an abrasive wheel attached to my battery powered drill and a wire brush, I then coated the pan with a liquid rust neutralizer (I don't remember the name) that I bought at the auto parts store. After the rust neutralizer dried I put several coats of rustoleum black spray paint on the pan. It has now been about four years since all of this and it still looks fine.
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Bob; thanks for the reply. I will probably clean and paint it before our next trip which is scheduled for the first part of March.
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The pan on my '02 was badly rusted when I got the coach in '05. I also cleaned the pan as best as I could with an abrasive wheel on a drill. I painted the pan with some yellow high temp engine paint.

I need to do a better job this spring of cleaning off the rust and use some Rustoleum Rust Reformer before I re-paint the pan.
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My oil pan on my '04 Journey also is peeling off. I was concerned that it had got too hot.
Must be bad paint jobs from factory.
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Just waiting for warmer weather then I will try paint removers, primer, then paint
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