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ccode67
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posted 04-02-2002 01:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ccode67   Click Here to Email ccode67     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Has anyone had trouble with the finish on Milodon oil pans, I changed the oil in the new 351W and wiped the dribble off the bottom of the pan and the gold finish wiped right off.

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Stuart MCA #48902
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67 stang 5 speed, 351W, Edelbrock Performer RPM package
91 f-150 xlt
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kid vishus
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posted 04-02-2002 04:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kid vishus   Click Here to Email kid vishus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have 2 Milodon pans and the finish is still real good on one (like new), and not too bad on the other (it has seen several motor explosions and misc mis-haps). But i have never had the gold colouring wipe off, even after using solvent to cleanit, or placing it in a power washer at the machine shop, or even when using 79 cent a cam carb cleaner from WalMart to clean it off.

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Dave_C
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posted 04-02-2002 05:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave_C   Click Here to Email Dave_C     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Never any problem with the finish either. I did have one one time that had a pinhole leak, was like that when new out of the box.

Sent it to Milodon and they sent me a new one overnight, their $$ for next day air. Good customer service.

I like Milodon, but I will never buy another part from Doug Herbert Performance (the Top Fuel D.H.). The oil pan was new in the box from them. Installed it with the engine on
the stand. Poured the oil in and left it overnight on the stand with the plan being to drop the motor in the next morning. Came in to a puddle of oil under the pan. Found the pinhole in the weld. Called DHP. They refused to take the oil pan back. Said it was a race part with no warranty after it had been installed. I asked the guy how was I supposed to know about the pinhole. He said that wasn't his problem. Avoid them at all costs. That's why I had to send it directly back to Milodon instead of the vendor.

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David Cole

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Hemikiller
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posted 04-02-2002 05:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hemikiller   Click Here to Email Hemikiller     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The gold finish on the pan is zinc plating with a gold "wash". It is not really intended as a "finish" per se. More of a rust inhibitor that looks nice. If you want it to last, you may consider a coating of a clear finish, from Krylon, Rustoleum, or maybe even POR 15. Just to make you feel better, the pan can always be re-plated, and is very inexpensive to do so. Maybe Milodon will replate it for you for free, but I doubt that very much.

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chips67
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posted 04-02-2002 10:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for chips67   Click Here to Email chips67     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
my heavy aftermarket sway bar came with a gold finish that i thought looked kinda stupid. i mean at the time the punks had gold rims with spinners and tires sticking out past the wheel wells...all that gay crap. i scubbed the gold off clear coated the metal...later found out it was a zinc rust inhibitor....shouldve just painted it. live and learn.

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ccode67
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posted 04-03-2002 07:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ccode67   Click Here to Email ccode67     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks guys, the main pain in the a** is that the motor is in the car, would be a real bitc* to remove and replace, I'll probably call Milodon first then spray it with clear to prevent rust, I would have painted it before the motor went in if I'd known this would happen.

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Stuart MCA #48902
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67 stang 5 speed, 351W, Edelbrock Performer RPM package
91 f-150 xlt
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68bbstang
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posted 04-03-2002 03:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68bbstang   Click Here to Email 68bbstang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You might get a hold of Eastwood. They have an aerosol that is close to gold irridite. It's quicker and easier than pulling the pan and will inhibit rust too.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 04-03-2002 04:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks, for bringing this up, Stuart. I have a Milodon pan for my Mach and a Canton pan for my Sprint I will be installing, and I ever would have thought of coating them first.

Sorry you had to find out the hard way, though.

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'70 Mustang Mach 1 M code 351C 4V/FMX/3.25 open
'72 Mustang Sprint Coupe 351C 4V/FMX/4.30 Trac Lok
'94 F-150 XL 5.8L/E4OD/3.55 Limited Slip

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ccode67
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posted 04-04-2002 07:09 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ccode67   Click Here to Email ccode67     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by SteveLaRiviere:
Thanks, for bringing this up, Stuart. I have a Milodon pan for my Mach and a Canton pan for my Sprint I will be installing, and I ever would have thought of coating them first.

Sorry you had to find out the hard way, though.


Steve, try some of the diamond clear from Eastwood, I've heard good things about it, I'm going to order the stuff from Eastwood to touch up the pan and then clear the WHOLE thing. How do I order from them so you get credit?

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 04-04-2002 06:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just go through the Eastwood link at the top of the page. Thanks for thinking of us!

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'70 Mustang Mach 1 M code 351C 4V/FMX/3.25 open
'72 Mustang Sprint Coupe 351C 4V/FMX/4.30 Trac Lok
'94 F-150 XL 5.8L/E4OD/3.55 Limited Slip

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ccode67
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posted 04-08-2002 07:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ccode67   Click Here to Email ccode67     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks Steve, I will order today.

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Stuart MCA #48902
M&M #1091
67 stang 5 speed, 351W, Edelbrock Performer RPM package
91 f-150 xlt
98 explorer xlt sohc v-6

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