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Guest Message by DevFuse

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oil pan gasket

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#1 Guest_Martin90_*

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Posted 23 July 2002 - 06:53 PM

so i read in the haynes manual that you have to jack up the engine, yet i think i remember some people saying it can be done without that. it's an ea-82 carb'd engine, which has a pretty bad gasket. i also rememeber that the washer fell off the drainage bolt last oil change, so i'm leaking more oil. not super bad, but i'd rather fix this at next oil change while the weather is good. any tips would be great.

#2 Guest_edrach_*

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Posted 23 July 2002 - 07:51 PM

You don't have to jack up the engine. I did it on my '86 GL (carb'd). Remove all the bolts and pry it loose from the gasket/block and then rotate the pan (I forgot whether 90 degrees or 180 degrees) and slip it out. Good idea to drain the oil first. Use some gasket goo on the new gasket so it won't slip off the pan when you are "rotating" it back into postion. Some of the rear bolts are hard to get to, but not impossible.

#3 Guest_stephenw22_*

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Posted 24 July 2002 - 08:37 AM

you only need to lift the engine if it's a turbo - something to do with the different crossmember, I think.

#4 Guest_mehwolfy_*

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Posted 24 July 2002 - 09:08 AM

What do you use to get to the bolts in the back? On my 88 fi it looks like it will come off ok if only I could get past the cross member to the bolts in the back. My oil pan gasket has too become an oil pan leak spacer.

#5 Guest_edrach_*

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Posted 24 July 2002 - 09:17 AM

I loosened them with a box wrench and then a phillips screwdriver via the holes in the crossmember.

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