Attempting to replace the oil pan on my wife's 2006 Infiniti M45. I was an idiot and put a giant hole in it for her (pics below)
I saw this described as "the worst oil pans on the planet to change"
so I'm not expecting it to be a walk in the park. Shop estimate to do it is $2200 and I'm hoping it doesn't come to that.
I'm posting as I expect to have questions and because I didn't see much in the way of advice on this repair online.
For the record. I attempted to patch this up with fiberglass and RTV. If you are reading this sometime in the future and attempting the same, I would highly advise patching with RTV/JB Weld THEN
fiberglass as it's just hard to get a good hold on aluminium with fiberglass epoxy.
Prep for fiberglass:
Not holding oil by itself:
RTV does a better job:
The summer heat has taken it's toll on this repair. Aluminum will expand and contract under hot and cold conditions, and this is no longer holding well.