Hairline Cracks On Oil Pan . . . ?

Old 10-18-2009, 04:01 PM
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Hairline Cracks On Oil Pan . . . ?

This is concerning my '07 with 12k miles on it.

Today, as I was doing an oil change, I noticed marks on the oil pan that looked like hairline cracks. They are near the "Engine Oil" letters (above the letters in this pic) and they spider around those formed bumps that are part of the pan's design.

Enlarge this pic and you will see them. (I don't know how to draw arrows on pics.)




Question 1: Does anyone else have anything like this on their oil pan?

Question 2: Is there any documented history of oil pan failure in the last 10 years on the s2k?

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Old 10-18-2009, 04:12 PM
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Hmm...anyone know if our oil pan painted or enameled or something? To me, that looks like cracks in a surface lay (if there is one).

I certainly don't blame you for being concerned...but I have never heard of an oil pan failure on the S2000, or any Honda. I'm really hoping that no one else has either
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I've never heard of anything like that,

And also, just a friendly warning to anyone clicking on your picture - I got two **** pop-ups... NOT cool if you're at work...
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Dude I would find a better picture post site. That is not cool bro......
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The pans are aluminum, aluminum creates an oxidixation layer naturally, however I believe it is coated from the factory. Those cracks are normal I believe it is hairline cracks in the coating. Maybe someone else will jump in with more info. I didn't bother clicking the picture, based on previous posts.
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Old 10-18-2009, 06:21 PM
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Marrk -

I just got a **** window pop up on me when I went to enlarge your picture. So, it not quite safe yet.


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Can't help you there, Bob. I'm not getting any **** when I click on it.





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Marrk -

I just got a **** window pop up on me when I went to enlarge your picture. So, it not quite safe yet.


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Can't help with info about the cracks, but I can recommend picasa web albums for photo sharing. picasa.google.com

Imagevenue is known for having advertising pop ups. Many of those pop ups are for for "adult" related content. It is a crap shoot what advertisement you will get when you launch an image hosted on their site. I got "adultfriendfinder". Yeah, I need that like I need another hole in my head.
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Darn. I didn't get a **** pop-up.
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Dude when i clicked on the pic a **** page came up and some woman started speaking about ****.

That is really not cool
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Casting marks, not cracks.
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If you pull a brand new pan off the shelf you'll find the same thing. Nothing to worry about Mark.
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The circular marks around the oil drain bolt didn't bother me, but the spidery ones looked funny.

Okay, then. I'll go with "casting marks" for now.

Thanks.
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Not to worry. Most pans are sheet metal. Cast aluminum does that.
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Casting marks, not cracks.


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Your engine is toast.

I'll give you $500.
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Your engine is toast.

I'll give you $500.
$501. (I love The Price is Right)
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