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#16803 - 01/19/06 09:04 PM changing oil pan gasket  
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Well my front seal on my oil pan is leaking pretty bad, and it needs to be replaced and i just dont feel like doing it because its such a pita ... should i just bring it to a shop and have them do it, how much you think they would charge?


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#16804 - 01/19/06 09:37 PM Re: changing oil pan gasket  
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I wouldn't be surprised if they tried to charge you $100.00. Should be an easy job for the DIY'er. Drain and drop the pan, R&R the gasket (I've been meaning to try the one-piece jobs), replace the pan, fill with oil. I'm sure I missed something though, LOL :rolleyes:


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#16805 - 01/20/06 02:25 AM Re: changing oil pan gasket  
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It's a chore to replace the gasket with the engine still in the car. Would be almost as easy to pull the engine to replace the gasket. You are gunna need to unhook the motor mounts, exhaust, flywheel cover and lift the engine and then remove the oil pan and I think the oil pump at the same time.

I have gotten away with washing the area up real well with brakclean(it degreases real well!) then just put some silicone on the tip of my finger and push it in the hole. Takes a little bit but if everything is dry when you do it the silicone should do the job.

Randy


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#16806 - 01/20/06 02:39 AM Re: changing oil pan gasket  
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Randy's right, you will have to lift the engine in order to replace that gasket. I have done the silicone job myself a couple times with decent sucess.

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Chris



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#16807 - 01/20/06 04:02 AM Re: changing oil pan gasket  
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I'll also jump on the silicone wagon too. If you do it right like ss said, it will be hard to clean it off when you WANT to!


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#16808 - 01/20/06 12:49 PM Re: changing oil pan gasket  
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I've done it twice-both times I've left motor in car, but its a PAIN. Don't have access to hoist...
Anyhow, 1st time I did it, I took the pan off and you have to take bolts out from motor mounts, exhaust, starter, and remove distributor in order to tilt engine. This gives barely enough clearance to get pan out.
2nd time, I just dropped pan (still had to bend exhaust, remove starter) It's a little easier, except when you drop one of the end seals into the pan. Ended up fishing it out thru the oil pan bottom plug....
It $ucks either way.

#16809 - 01/20/06 06:44 PM Re: changing oil pan gasket  
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Silicone worked on my old 305 like a charm... I even used to old, early style seal (thinner of the two) by mistke, and the silicone fixed that mistake.

Clean it really well, and force the sealer into the leak. Put a nice bead around the area, adn let it cure overnight.

#16810 - 01/20/06 07:26 PM Re: changing oil pan gasket  
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That is not aan easy job...I pulled my motor up 5 inches to do that job....



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