Replacing oil pan gasket 1979 Z (350)

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  1. GPN

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    big job or small? In other words, have to lift motor ect, or is it just a matter of removing bolts & dropping from below?
     
  2. Zspoiler

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    Take the engine out .Its a lot less hassle.And I use a Fel Pro oil pan gasket.It spares your knuckles as well 130044932860518017_26257430996_o (1).jpg
     
  3. Green hornet

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    It can be done in the car. I and others have done it. You have to lift the engine enough to put some 2x4 spacers between the engine mounts and the frame. Next you have to turn the crank in the correct position (that position escapes me at the moment) so that the journal are in the correct position. The pan can then be slipped out. Do a search here and you will find info on it.
     
  4. GPN

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    Tnx
     
  5. cadillac_al

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    I hate doing it in the car so much that I would take the engine out and detail it and maybe repaint it.
     
  6. Bandit723

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    Like other folks have mentioned it is a bit of a pain to do with the engine in the car. I believe if you set your timing marks on the balancer to 5-6 o'clock position you will have clearance to pull the pan. I would pull the engine to do this right also may want to consider replacing the rear crank seal while this is out as well.
     
  7. GPN

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    All good points thank you
     
  8. GPN

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    Got it, tnx
     

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