Jump to content

Take a good look at your Cummins ISX oil pan


Recommended Posts

Posted in October about replacing my ISX oil pan after cracking a corner...bad oil leak. Got around to cleaning it up (remove JB weld and fiberglass patch) and it had dragged multiple times and there was even a star shaped crack in the middle of the bottom. Had a local metal working shop weld it up in multiple places.

 The first picture is the corner repair that was cracked in 3 directions. The multiple beads is to build it up where its dragged before cracking it. 2nd is the crack in the middle and you can see where it’s dragged before...upper part of the picture. 3rd picture is inside and the actual lengths of the cracks.

I’m going to increase my rear ride height to 10+ inches in the hopes that stops it from dragging.

BEA251D2-414D-424F-851F-1DFA238C28D7.png

CBCD775C-C9DA-479A-8866-41AE31FE8811.png

Edited by Ivylog
Link to comment
Share on other sites

9 minutes ago, Ivylog said:

Posted in October about replacing my ISX oil pan after cracking a corner...bad oil leak. Got around to cleaning it up (remove JB weld and fiberglass patch) and it had dragged multiple times and there was even a star shaped crack in the middle of the bottom. Had a local metal working shop weld it up in multiple places.

 The first picture is the corner repair that was cracked in 3 directions. The multiple beads is to build it up where its dragged before cracking it. 2nd is the crack in the middle and you can see where it’s dragged before...upper part of the picture. 3rd picture is inside and the actual lengths of the cracks.

I’m going to increase my rear ride height to 10+ inches in the hopes that stops it from dragging.

BEA251D2-414D-424F-851F-1DFA238C28D7.png

How did the weld shop determine the aluminum alloy specification in the oil pan? The selection process for the weld filler metal would be interesting too. Valuable information for anyone who has this damage to repair in the future. You may want to consider a "skid plate" on the bottom.  

Link to comment
Share on other sites

   I've made ground contact with my stamped steel pan on the ISM too. The drain plug has a new angle on it.  In fact I've bent the 5" flex pipe that crosses the pan a few times. Pulled it clean off the turbo as well. There have been times where I wound up crossing a swale with too much depth. Could not always cross at an angle. After the second time, I thought I should remedy the situation. I installed a couple of rollers on the rear hitch, which only helped a small amount. The big fix was having a pair of large rollers and saddles fabricated and installed in the vertical pockets in the rear frame where some motorhomes have their leveling jacks. Mine has the air bag leveling system, so that seemed like a good place for them. I set the height by a stringline from bottom of the tag axle tire to the very back. I set and bolted the roller height where the they would impact ground before the the exhaust pipe or the lowest part of the pan. I have felt them touch on occasion, but sure am happy how they have saved the components. The setup has been on for a few years now and worked well. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

30 minutes ago, Xlr8ting1 said:

   I've made ground contact with my stamped steel pan on the ISM too. The drain plug has a new angle on it.  In fact I've bent the 5" flex pipe that crosses the pan a few times. Pulled it clean off the turbo as well. There have been times where I wound up crossing a swale with too much depth. Could not always cross at an angle. After the second time, I thought I should remedy the situation. I installed a couple of rollers on the rear hitch, which only helped a small amount. The big fix was having a pair of large rollers and saddles fabricated and installed in the vertical pockets in the rear frame where some motorhomes have their leveling jacks. Mine has the air bag leveling system, so that seemed like a good place for them. I set the height by a stringline from bottom of the tag axle tire to the very back. I set and bolted the roller height where the they would impact ground before the the exhaust pipe or the lowest part of the pan. I have felt them touch on occasion, but sure am happy how they have saved the components. The setup has been on for a few years now and worked well. 

Very interesting to me. Would you mind to share a picture of the setup if you have one? I have same situation with the ISM pan, so glad I never considered the Fumoto valve for that reason.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

23 minutes ago, Ray Davis said:

 Man , that's low , I don't want to be under there when the air comes out .   Gives a real clear view of the importance of safety when crawling around under   our coaches  😲 😬

 

So true!
NEVER, EVER get under a coach supported by air suspension or hydraulic jacks.  ALWAYS use mechanical locking jack stands capable of supporting the weight.
I've been saying this over and over, but some people just refuse to listen.  I pray we never hear of the outcome when something goes wrong.

I like the roller setup, looks like it should help.
Fortunately, my older Dynasty doesn't have this problem.  The line from the rear tires to the hitch prevents anything else from bottoming out.
I have drug the hitch a few times though.  The key is to go slow enough that if it drags you can stop and back up before inertia carrys you so far that you get hung up.

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share

×
×
  • Create New...