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Old 08/16/11, 11:05 AM   #1
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Oil pan removal

I have a leak and need to change the oil pan gasket. Can the pan be fully removed? I have a 76, 302 and C4.

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Old 08/16/11, 11:17 AM   #2
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With mine, I can put the frame on jack stands, remove the driver's front tire, and lower the axle almost to the floor. This gives me enough room to angle the pan out. At least that's how I remember doing it. Does that make sense?

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Old 08/16/11, 11:29 AM   #3
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when mine was stock height i could jack it up by the frame about 4" and it'd come out.
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Old 08/16/11, 11:43 AM   #4
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Same as the other guys. Much easier if you jack up the frame to let the front differential hang down a bit.

The one piece gaskets are a little easier to install and seem to seal more reliably than the other gaskets. Still put a dab of RTV in the corners. If you buy a one-piece, make sure the kit includes the little clips to hold the gasket in place. I bought a FMS gasket and had to use little tie-wraps to hold the gasket in place until I got a couple bolts started.

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Old 08/16/11, 11:44 AM   #5
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Take the weight off the front springs by jacking it up, and you should be able to maneuver the pan out around the front differential. I was able to do it with a Dana 30 and 2-1/2" lift with a fair amount of room left over.

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Old 08/16/11, 11:46 AM   #6
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If you have a 3.5in lift it will come right out. other wise you may need to jack up the frame a little like the others said.

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Old 08/16/11, 03:20 PM   #7
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Mine came right out 3 inch lift
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Old 08/16/11, 08:51 PM   #8
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Thanks everyone! I was hoping it would come completely out. And thanks 70 Steve for suggesting the one piece gaskets.

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Old 08/16/11, 10:03 PM   #9
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So you guy's had good luck with those one piece gaskets. The reason I'am asking is I assembled my new engine in March used a one piece gasket with RTV in the corners, filled oil filter +2 qts of oil then prime engine brought it home set it up on the engine stand while I got other things taken care of and it been seeping oil from between the timing cover and oil pan gasket ever sence. The part thats got me spoofed is there only 2qts in the pan,it can't even be close to that level.
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