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Unread 07-13-2013, 09:30 AM   #1
sickcj978
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Oil pan help

I have a lifted cj7 with the 4.2stock I need to do my oil pan gasket and I don't have anywhere to do it I live in gardner ma wondering if somebody could help a fellow jeeper out I have all my own tool except an engine lift witch from doing it once already would greatly help please let me knowthanks

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Unread 07-13-2013, 09:42 AM   #2
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Here's a neat little trick: have you got a jack? And some length of 2x4? Jack it up just a bit, 3-4", until you can slide a length of appropriate length 2x4" under the crank pulley. Let the jack down and now you have the engine supported by the 2x4; enough so that you can remove the passenger motor mount and free the working area for the oil pan gasket.

This site maybe details it a little better: http://www.neow.net/rms1.html
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Unread 07-13-2013, 11:38 AM   #3
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Thanks for the advice I will try that this week and let u know how I make out
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Unread 07-14-2013, 10:57 PM   #4
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Just another piece of advice - that motor mount that you pull can be a tricky bear to get back in - lining everything up and all. Keep the 2x4" under the pulley and you might have to raise and lower a few times to get everything lined up. A little neighborly help goes a long way.
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Unread 07-14-2013, 11:05 PM   #5
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here is some advise. Invest in the one piece pan gasket. You'll never need to do a pan gasket again. Install it completely dry (no sealer). Bonuses are you can't over torque the bolts deforming the gasket and it's fully reusable.
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Unread 07-14-2013, 11:39 PM   #6
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I pulled my pan without needing to lift the motor or mess with he mounts at all. Just unbolted and installed the dry fit from felpro.
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Unread 07-15-2013, 06:31 AM   #7
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Congratulations.

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