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October 23, 2020 at 8:55 pm #17203
I have a weeping pan gasket. Has anyone removed the pan with eng/trans in the car?
Looks like it may come out if i remove the center link and raise the eng a little?
Thanks.October 24, 2020 at 6:29 pm #17205jensenracing77Participant
The chassis service manual shows how to do it. Should be able to.October 24, 2020 at 6:58 pm #17206
Didn’t think to look for that in there. Thanks, ill take a look.October 25, 2020 at 12:37 pm #17207oaklyssParticipant
I’ve done it. Disconnect transmission and pull it back. Disconnect exhaust, motor mounts etc. Raise engine and disconnect oil pan. It won’t come off until you reach in and unbolt oil pickup. Then it will come off. You have to reverse procedure to put back together. Pain in the ass. I would pull motor it’s quicker.October 26, 2020 at 7:57 am #17208
So basically, doing this in the car means you have to pretty much everything necessary to pull the engine, but then you want to be laying under the car with oil dripping in your face to change the pan gasket.
Just pull the motor. It will be just a much work, and you’ll do a much better job of installing the new gasket. Life would really suck if you went through all this trouble to do it in the car then didn’t really fix it. Just sayin’
Of course, pulling the motor is a great way to MIGHTASWELL yourself into a complete engine rebuild. With the pan off you MIGHTASWELL check the main beairngs. You MIGHTASWELL replace the rear main seal. You MIGHTASWELL replace the oil pump….November 3, 2020 at 10:02 am #17231
Thanks everyone. Yeah work involved to do it in car was more involved than i had hoped.
Normally, yes leads to other work on eng but this is a new engine so its a “simple” job of doing the gasket.
Pisses me off it leaks, especially cause i had a shop build the engine. They’ll happily replace it if i bring the eng back!
Talk is pulling eng, i assume you all mean dropping the front susp with eng/trans right?November 3, 2020 at 10:52 am #17232
“Talk is pulling eng, i assume you all mean dropping the front susp with eng/trans right?”
Not really. There isn’t room to separate the engine from the trans in the car, but pulling engine and trans together isn’t that difficult.
You must be logged in to access attached files.November 11, 2020 at 9:11 am #17256
Thanks Joe. Just looked in on forum and see you replied. Based on the info noted here, once this leak gets to me and moves to the front of projects list I’ll pull the eng/trans to fix it.
That’s the wagon you bought up here in Santa Cruz Mtns at Luke’s isn’t it?
LayneNovember 12, 2020 at 8:38 am #17257
The green wagon is the one I got from Overton, NV. The yellow wagon is the one I got from CA.
You must be logged in to access attached files.November 12, 2020 at 8:44 am #17259
Oh yeah, i remember the hood exchange back to the jetfire. Is that one back on the road?
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