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2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Question: Oil pan eroded! Is this unusual??

 

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45dbbl tap, Milwaukee, WI, October 21, 2013, 15:10
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Noticed an oil spot on my garage floor where i park my 2004 GC-"Limited" (8 cylinder). Barley 80,000 miles & no off road stuff.
Took into to the dealer as it was due for an oil change & filter. (I thought maybe the oil drain plug got "stripped")
Service Dept said the oil pan was eroded. ~$800.00 to replace it.
I am wondering IF the Wisconsin winters with snow & salty roads & car washes that advertise "underbody flushing" caused the oil pan to erode?

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    October 21, 2013, 21:21
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    Wisconsin salt will do that. Once the undercoating is compromised, vehicles in the northern states with a lot of salt on the roads during winter, will accelerate rust. So, this is definetly possible. Here's a DIY procedure if you wish : http://www.ehow.com/how_4508569_replace-oil-pan-gasket-jeep.html

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