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Oil pan removal...

Hey guys, I just needed some help on removing the old oil pan and putting a new one in. What exactly do I need to do in terms of prep and work involved? Are there any other tools I may need (gaskets)?

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Re: Oil pan removal...

i'd replace the oil pan gasket for sure.

You're gonna have to remove the "b pipe" from the exhaust. Thats the down pipe of the header (where it goes from 2-1).
That's the only thing in the way, then its just draining the oil out, then undoing all the 10mm bolts holding the oil pan to the bottom of the block.

Carb cleaner or Brake kleen and a rag will help clean up the oil'ed surfaces to help make everything nice and pretty, oil will drip out when you remove the pan from the bottom of the motor.

Don't do this while its hot....obviously
Hot exhaust + hot oil + attempting to remove them both = some pain and a failure...
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Re: Oil pan removal...

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Hey guys, I just needed some help on removing the old oil pan and putting a new one in. What exactly do I need to do in terms of prep and work involved? Are there any other tools I may need (gaskets)?

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an OEM oil pan?
or a aftermarket one?
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Re: Oil pan removal...

you also need to remove the brace that runs under the engine. 6 14 or 17mm bolts.
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Re: Oil pan removal...

Thanks for the input everyone. twokex, what do you mean by the brace under the engine, never noticed it before. Also, I am just changing the oil pan due to some damage underneath, nothing major, but I got a OEM replacement for dirt cheap. My car has about 250 XXX KM's on it, so I thought it might also give me a good reason to clean up any gunk in the bottom end, that oil changes do not take care of, and maybe look at the filter screen for sludge (just because I notice that the car doesn't run as good as it used to).

I wish there was a write up on how to do it, would make things so much easier.
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Re: Oil pan removal...

you'll see it once you get under the car. you'll realize how impossible it'll be to get the pan down w/o taking it off.
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Re: Oil pan removal...

Alright, I will definitely get under the car pretty soon, as soon as the weather gets a little better, thanks for the help. Now, I don't have too much experience working with engines, but I know my way around parts/tools and fixing things, how hard or complicated would it be to take the brace and down pipe off and put them back on?
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Re: Oil pan removal...

the brace is really simple, just a support. remove the bolts and take it out of the way. Just dont drop it on you. Then remove the gabillion 10mm bolts. Sometimes the bolts rust and the become very hard to get out with out stripping. just use a 6 point socket when you do it. dont forget to put oil in it. lol seen it happen.
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Re: Oil pan removal...

the hardest part is gonna be taking the header off, especially if its the stock header or you haven't taken it off in awhile. the bolts holding the header to the cat are prolly the HARDEST bolts on the entire car to take off since they'll be so rusted they wont even resemble nuts/bolts anymore. your gonna wanna SOAKKKKK all the header bolts in PB-blaster or other penetrating fluid a good day in advance before working on them.

the brace that i mentioned isn't hard to take off at all, and neither is the pan itself. you just gotta remember to take the flywheel cover off (3 10mm bolts) because there's 2 last 10mm nuts holding the oil pan on under that cover.
and you most DEF want a new oil pan gasket as well, and you also gotta follow the sequence to tighten the nuts so the gasket seals properly. and don't over tighten them either.
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Re: Oil pan removal...

i forgot about the whole rust issue. It must suck to live somewhere it snows. I've never had a single problem with any bolts being too rusted to get off with a breaker bar on my Lude.

I'd definately soak the bolts on the catalytic converter and header with PB blaster or something of equal use.... Soak them in advance before you start working on the car to allow the lubricant to work its way into the metal
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whats pb?
peanut butter?
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this is pb blaster

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oh i see i see
i saw that can at k mart i just didnt know what it really does.
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Re: Oil pan removal...

Nice, would you guys suggest taking off the whole exhaust, from header to tip, and then use some brake anti-seize or lube on the bolts so that they are easy to take off in the future when I want to put in my cat-back system?
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