Many of you WJ owners (especially those in areas where they over salt/chemical spray the roads in winter) have seen this:
Mmmmmm.... rust! Not sure why it does this, if its poor design, or my Dad's theory is it has something to do with heat from the Y pipe running right next to it. Either way if left unchecked a hole in the oil pan would cause quite a problem.
Ok, we started by scraping off the surface rust. It looked bad at first, but it was mostly surface rust. Here is a picture after scraping off the surface:
Next we lightly sanded the bottom of the pan, removing more of the rust:
After that we hit it with some black rustoleum. We were going to use JB weld, but decided that might not be the best route. Since the metal was still in decent shape the rustoleum should prevent the rust from spreading or getting worse.
So there it is! Since I'm under the Jeep at least every 4,000 miles I will keep an eye on it but this should be one lest problem for me to worry about with this damn thing.
Stay tuned for next weekend, O2 sensors and a water pump!
Just for fun since it was a nice day and she was fairly clean I snapped a few other pics just for fun:
My Jeep: 2001 Grand Cherokee Limited, 245/65R17 Falken Rocky Mountain ATS, K&N drop in air filter, Bilstein HD's. De-badged, eagle-eye LED Tails & LED 3rd brake light, Addco front and rear sway bars, Superchips tuned & TM snip, interior 6k LED's, Gen3 ccfl projectors with Volt 6k HID lows, akebono brake upgrade with R1 Concepts premium rotors.