Oil Pan Removal In Car

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  1. lapedr

    lapedr Veteran Member Gold Member

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    While you have the balancer off don't forget to check the hub surface for wear bc this can cause a leak even with a new seal. You can buy a sleeve that slides over the balancer hub to give it a new surface providing a tight seal. I learned this the hard way after R&R'ing the pan and gasket 3 times trying to figure out why it leaked up front behind the balancer, how aggravating this was to say the least.
     
  2. Goodwrench1965

    Goodwrench1965 Veteran Member

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    I've found that the design of the oil pan flange and oil pump pick up have huge impact on if pan will slide out and how far engine has to be lifted to do it. If you have a steel racing bellhousing it makes it harder than a stock bellhousing. The steel plate of race housing sticks down more. The pan design wheather it has kick outs and the header / manifold design is factor too. No doubt a leak free pan installation is easier with engine on stand than in the car too.
     
  3. davidkihano

    davidkihano New Member

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  4. davidkihano

    davidkihano New Member

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    I agree 2x2 blocks between the motor mount and frame.
    If I remember correctly put the timing mark on the crank damper in the 6 o'clock position,
    hope that helps
     

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