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Unread 03-14-2007, 12:42 AM   #1
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oil pan removal

I'm planning on a timing chain, oil pan and rear main seal job on my 93 5.2 and wondering if anyone has tips on this project? In particular removing the oil pan. Many thanks, Tony

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Unread 03-14-2007, 02:37 AM   #2
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Tip #1 drain oil first makes it alot easier but ya I dont no what else you want to hear other then removing the bolts on the pan to drop it haha
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Pull the motor. Easier really.
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Unread 03-14-2007, 08:03 AM   #4
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theres other posts on dropping the pan.. some have said the exhaust gets in the way... best thing is to crawl under and plan out the drop a little before the time comes to actually do it..
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Unread 03-14-2007, 08:32 AM   #5
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There's no easy answer. The FSM talks about doing it when still in the vehicle, but that's at a shop with a lift and other specialty lifting/support tools to make the job easier.
For guys like me, it means putting the vehicle up on 4 jack stands, raising the motor up from the harmonic balancer to get enough clearance to slide the pan out and then getting the work done.

If your doing the timing chain too, I think I would consider pulling the motor just because you are already moving stuff out of your way to get to the timing chain.

If there's really nothing wrong with the pan and the rear seal isn't loosing lots of oil, I'd just do the timing chain... but I don't know the situation.
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Thanks for the replies. I should have been more specific in my questions. Just wanted to know if the pan could be removed without lifting or removing the engine. Tony
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You must do the oil pan gasket when replacing the timing set because the timing cover must come off. I just hit this wall after blowing a timing cover gasket. And I have a seeping rear main seal, which is a bear to do when on your back. The harmonic balancer needs to come off too, so you need to pull the radiator to keep from mangling it. After careful thought, the motor comes out this weekend.
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Originally Posted by abranz
Thanks for the replies. I should have been more specific in my questions. Just wanted to know if the pan could be removed without lifting or removing the engine. Tony
The answer is yes.
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