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Oil pan install 2.8 by pontiacfierokid1985
Started on: 03-16-2020 08:43 AM
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So what all needs to be done to do the oil pan on a 2.8 car ? I’m sprung a decent amount of leaks coming from the base of the pan I also kinda indented it when I was doing the dodge runner tensioner up grade 🤦‍♂️ So it needs to be done. Does the motor need to be lifted to get done or nah. I also intend to install a new oil pump and pick up tube while I’m there as well.
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Report this Post03-16-2020 09:15 AM Click Here to See the Profile for WillClick Here to Email WillSend a Private Message to WillEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I was able to R&R my pan just by lifting the front of the engine and removing the engine mount bracket from the engine and the mount from the cradle. I took the exhaust loose at the Y-pipe to cat connection, but did not have to remove the exhaust.

I have an "off-road pipe", so if you have a catalyst that *may* limit the amount the exhaust can move such that working the pan past the exhaust pipe might be more difficult.
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What year is your car? Not all the pans are the same, but I do believe all will need the front of the motor lifted to get the pan off. Not much to it after that.
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What year is your car? Not all the pans are the same, but I do believe all will need the front of the motor lifted to get the pan off. Not much to it after that.


My car is a 86 gt with a 2.8 4 speed I need to do the trans axle output seals as well since I’m leaking from the drivers side might as well do the passenger side one as well
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If you are not able to hoist the motor you can jack it on the pan and then stick a block under the harmonic balancer. I also loosened the rear motor mounts before jacking so they would not be under a lot of strain. I still have a very slow leak from the rear main seal which might be an issue for you as well ...
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If you are not able to hoist the motor you can jack it on the pan and then stick a block under the harmonic balancer. I also loosened the rear motor mounts before jacking so they would not be under a lot of strain. I still have a very slow leak from the rear main seal which might be an issue for you as well ...


Nah definitely not the rear main seal I replaced that when I did the clutch back in June when I first bought the car. I used a leak dye to see all the leaks then a uv light and it’s all around the base of the pan. I got a new pan I’ll be installing next week one day at work 😊. Will be doing axle seals, drivers side axle and new motor mount as well.

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When I did an oil pan gasket removal years back, I put the floor jack under the pan to support the oil pan. Then I removed the front mount and the front mount bracket. I put a 2 x 4 piece of wood under the front harmonic balancer and the cradle lowered the jack a bit and used that to keep the engine raised a bit. Then I took off all the oil pan bolts and the pan came right down. Then I removed the old gasket, cleaned everything, applied two beads of silicone sealant in the corners around the front and rear main bearing caps, installed the new gasket, pan and put back the oil pan bolts. I definitely did not disconnect or lower down the exhaust. .

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Report this Post03-27-2020 06:46 AM Click Here to See the Profile for PKSend a Private Message to PKEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I made a tiny notch in the enjun mount 20 years ago, knowing I would be the one having the pleasure of this job next time.... Which arrived this year.

Undo bits and drop sump...the jobs a carrot
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