Come along as I swap out a rusted out oil pan on a 2006 Chrysler Town and Country with the big 3.3 liter. The money light is also on and that takes a surprising twist that you get to see in part two.
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91 thoughts on “Chrysler town country – rotted oil pan”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Happy Hands says:

    Ah i see it has the classic Chrysler droopy liner. I just replaced the oil sending unit on my dodge 3.7. The leaky sending unit turned my steering rack mounting bushings into goo from the constant leak.

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Robin Sattahip says:

    I lived in California before leaving the US and have never heard of replacing an oil pan for anything other than impact damage. That salt they use on the roads is so destructive one would think a better alternative would be found.

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars BigDaddy MRI says:

    Looking forward to the part dos. Once again, love your videos. Thanks for taking us along!

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Tawi Dave says:

    That 3 key-ons thing is great (for codes)!!!

    On my son's nissan, you have to key on 3 times, padal down for 10sec, then key on twice again, then run around the car twice, then sacrifice a lamb, and repeat till the solar eclipse.

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Don Reid says:

    Sorry bud…I love your videos, but I adore your wife! 🙂

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Carlton Lane says:

    Opps,may bad words Eric?,thanks for the video.

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars gbodyman73 says:

    Bought an ‘04 Dakota with 216k off the original owner. 3.7 liter ran perfectly.
    I pulled the ORIGINAL spark plugs out of the engine!!!
    The center electrode was burnt down BELOW the porcelain on all 6 plugs.
    I still have no idea how the engine was even running.

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Kenny Cunningham says:

    I always used the Mopar grey silicone.

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars CMDR CLASSIFIED says:

    You big tease! We got the brake clean, we got the NAPA Gold (Which is made in the same factory as WIX!), we get the lessons, but now you make us wait for the money shot! HaHAHaHaHa!\
    I joke, but what you said inn this video has real value, for those who are unaware. It's one of the reasons that I follow you for. You are a real Mechanic, like me (35+ years now). The other reason is that you show folks that they can do these jobs themselves. I am big on the Right to Repair. So before this gets too long, I'll end it with something applicable.
    When you go to repair it, ask yourself, is it cheaper to keeper!
    Have a great day, Sir. And God bless you and you family. o7

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Speedbird_116H says:

    Wait what? I have to WAIT for part 2??? What kind of customer care is that? 😀

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Paul Bush says:

    Always leave them wanting more, Mr. O. Always leave them wanting more. You are THE consummate professional.

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars 808 Pokémon Card pulls says:

    I like the black silicone from Isuzu good results I’ve had with oil sealing

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jack says:

    I'd expect the oil pan to be the LAST thing to rust out

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Scott Hill says:

    I always had good luck with fel pro.

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars John Jones says:

    I'm so glad to hear somebody else's wipers squeaking. No matter what brand I put on my car, within a month or so they start driving me crazy with the windscreen music.

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Justin T says:

    Thank god I live in Australia where we don't salt our roads so our cars generally don't rust much underneath

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Tim Davis says:

    If Eric O and Rainman Ray got together and had a shop midways of the US people would come from across the country to get them to work on their vehicles. 2 of the most trusted mechanics I know, for sure. Take care, Eric. And take care of Mrs. O. Don't let her keep outshooting you. Ya making us guys look bad…LOL.

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Roger Yanez says:

    I have learned so much from this guy, Thanks Mr. O for all the valuable knowledge through out the years.

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mike Johnson says:

    So he's not a mute!

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars DJR5280 says:

    Oil pans can rust?

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Chris Crusader says:

    OMG, I hope you remember to hit record in part II.

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars mike parsons says:

    i really i wish i lived near you, your so good at what you do and honest. keep up the good work

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jim Burgess says:

    Another PRNY oil pan bites the dust.

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dan Krohn says:

    Since Rainman ray on" vacation" we need Xtra brake clean scenes lol

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Wornout Wrench says:

    I'm heavy equipment. Wish I could have an easy oil pan replacement like that. Just once…

    Great stuff, waiting for the next instalment

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Chris Lemaster says:

    This is why I change ny plugs evey 30k miles

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars John Craig says:

    loved your Brake Clean sound, shades of Rainman…. oh, you gonna send him a check for borrowing that sound??? I hear he is on the bread line this week.

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars fatman2325 says:

    Cool ignition diag trick is to put a 3-4” piece of vacuum line between the coil and each plug wire engine will run fine but you can use your test light to short out individual cylinders to find contribution issues. It works because the carbon in the vacuum line will carry the spark

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Eli Callaway says:

    Decent mechanic, absolute master of segue into the closing.

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Brian Hind says:

    Eric…I VERY much enjoy all your videos, & I have been watching them since day one. I have to tell you that no site I watch on YouTube has as much noise as yours. Traffic noise, the damned "High Noon Siren, rattle guns operating in another bay, the air compressor pumping up, the shop extension of the telephone ringer,
    & other extraneous noises. Your shops sounds like a Romanian steel mill starting up. When I select your "channel"…I first down down my local audio. Mrs. "O", is a marvelous adjunct to your clips. I can't believe the size of your kids…….has it been that long ? What a great asset you & your shop are to your clients. I enjoy your clips with Ivan from Pine Hollow, & your dual diagnoses as a team. Small town American business man….God Bless you all.

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Steven Reyes says:

    Your ratchet is smooth and quiet I have headphones on and can barely hear it

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bill Jenkins says:

    I learn something every time I tune in. You are a genius. Thank You.

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jay Stevens says:

    I knew I shouldn't have Doubted Mr. Eric O. blowing out the crud from the sparkplug. I'm sorry Mr.O 🙁

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Daddyoh says:

    Why didn't you replace the O-ring for the oil pickup tube? wouldn't it be better to replace it now since you have the pan down?

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bruce Slattengren says:

    Again very entertaining I look forward to the next video got me wanting more!!😊

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars ToughAncientSpark says:

    You can always tell what section of town you're in by the amount of oil leaks on the pavement.
    No oil spots on the street means that residents can afford newer cars that don't leak oil.
    You can always pick out the low income rental house in the neighborhood!

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Donald Rice says:

    A friend of mine had a 2006 town and country with 380000 miles on it still run perfect I had a 05 had 180000 on it when I sold it

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars ChillCosmos says:

    so no wonder your wife is still there. You're good at faking. Mr O never seizes to amaze

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars EDDIE JONES says:

    We called them the oil sump in the U.K. pans are what we Cook our food in over here . I use to own a car with 3 Conventional coils it also had 3 sets of Points fixed to front of crank shaft the engine was two stroke 999cc 3 cylinder it was one of the best cars I have owed wartburg an east Germany car I wish I still had it the engine was like a turbine

  40. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dean Sapp says:

    Retired mechanic here, Eric gets it done my friends

  41. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars ToughAncientSpark says:

    Oil leaks are good. They help seal the cracks in the asphalt roadways and on dirt roads help keep the dust down!!!
    😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

  42. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jon Bingham says:

    ACREWTUBE ISN'T SHOWING PART 2 BROTHER! THEY'RE SHOQING EVERYONE ELSE INCLUDING POLITICAL ADS! THIS REPREHENSIBLE! YOU SHOULD REALLY CONSIDER GOING TO RUMBLE BROTHER TO GET AWAY FROME THESE LEFTISTS AND ALL THEIR ANTI FREE SPEECH AGENDAS. GOD BLESS YOU MY BROTHER. 🙂💖🥰

  43. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars C Island says:

    06' didn't the message that cars are built to last 7 years get round..

  44. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars ToughAncientSpark says:

    On my 2004 Ford Taurus, you turn the key three times and the car would automatically transport itself to the nearest repair shop.

  45. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bob Hudson says:

    Glad you compensated for Rainman Ray being absent off the tools for a while – we need our dose of brakeclean. Retired mechanic from land Down Under.

  46. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Smudgy Content says:

    Open Pandora’s box 📦 😅 I like the Leave sleeping Dogs léy 😂

  47. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars TinyTim says:

    Perfect! Can't wait for part 2.

  48. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars adventureoflinkmk2 says:

    Ah yes, a common occurrence on 3.3/3.8L Chrysler.. surprised Eric O. didn't do this sooner

  49. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Smudgy Content says:

    The key flash even worked with my 1990 ram 2500. So yeah it’s been around for a good while… 😅must be telling us something

  50. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Scott Stephens says:

    Project Farm has MOPAR fipg the best.

  51. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars BigM2446 says:

    this was filmed on my Birthday.

  52. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars justforkiks29 says:

    toyota fipg is great, but what about the right stuff?