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Old 04-16-2011, 07:00 AM   #1
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Oil pan change out?

I have a 66 with a 289, how hard is it to change out the oil pan without removing or raising the engine? Are there any tricks or tips on this?
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Re: Oil pan change out?

wow , been a long time since i worked on an old 'Stang
I THINK YOU JUST HAVE TO JACK THE ENGINE UP as high as you can get it , front sump if i remember right ?
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You are correct it is a front sump... If I raise the engine up as high as I can were is it safe to put the jack ?
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Re: Oil pan change out?

wow, dont know what you have ?
i usually use blocks of wood if you dont have an engine hoist ,witch is the best way to do it ... just put the wood on the jack and lift up on the harmonic balancer , not a lot of room to get the pan out then as I'm sure the the jack will be in your way ... just be careful ........ but if you can get an engine hoist just lift it up with that , after you unbolt the engine mounts of coarse
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Hahaha. I will use a friends engine hoist. Thanks for your advice....
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Re: Oil pan change out?

Thats the best way to do it, good luck.
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Re: Oil pan change out?

definatley use the engine hoist. i dont advise anyone to lift up a motor by the crank/balancer. itsa quick way to flat spot bearings
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Re: Oil pan change out?

Ahmen to that!
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See those are the tips that are good to know before u start the project !!!! This app rocks !!! Thanks for the advice
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Re: Oil pan change out?

as far as flat spotting the bearings , i highly doubt it , your not hammering or beating on the crank your putting a little pressure ... but ya that would only be as a last resort , sometimes you have to make due with what ya got .....
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You really should life the engine. I did the same project on my 66 and the cross bar got in the way. I had to keep turning the engine so the pistons would move in the best position to get the oil pan in. It was a project and because of all the manuvering of the oil pan, my gasket moved out of position and I had a bad oil leak. If you don't hoist your engine, make sure you take off the cross bar.
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ya lifting the engine is the best way I've replaced oil pan gaskets a few time and that is the easiest way to do it.
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