Mechanics

TO REPLACE THE PAN GASKET ON MY TRUCK DO YOU HAVE TO RAISE THE ENGINE UP? IT IS LEAKING UP FRONT SINCE I CHANGED OUT THE TIMING CHAIN COVER. I HAVE A 96 1500 PU 5700 VORTEC ENGINE, CHEVEROLET

1996 Chevrolet Silverado • 153 miles

The gasket is one piece I don't think there is enough room to get it around the throws.
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Adios2u
November 21, 2011.




CAUTION: Minimal clearance exists between oil pump pick up tube and bottom of oil pan. DO NOT place jack under oil pan,  crankshaft pulley or any sheet metal
when lifting engine.

1. Disconnect battery. Raise and support vehicle. Drain crankcase. Remove exhaust crossover pipe,  strut rods,  strut rod brackets and flywheel cover.
2. Remove starter. Remove or disconnect engine oil cooler lines and/or transmission fluid lines as necessary. Remove oil pan bolts,  oil pan and gasket.

Installation

1. Apply RTV sealant to front cover to cylinder block junction and rear main bearing to cylinder block junction.

NOTE: If transmission and oil pans are removed at same time,  transmission pan must be installed before oil pan.

2. Install oil pan. Tighten oil pan bolts to specification. See TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS table. To complete installation,  reverse removal procedure. Fill crankcase.
Note under tips in our manual it says the crossover may not have to be removed.
Toque-18 ft. Lbs on all bolts/nuts. If front rear studs come ou t 133 inch lbs.

Hmac300
Nov 21, 2011.


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