• Tiny
  • bartutho
  • 1997 Cadillac El Dorado
  • V8
  • FWD
  • automatic

How do I change the oil pan gasket on a 1997 eldorado?

Sunday, March 13th, 2011 AT 2:53 PM

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  • factoryjack
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Removing the subframe, transmission, and crossover pipe. Some have tried to get around this, and it usually results in more damage. Realistically, to go that far, you should strongly consider resealing the lower crankcase as well(if it is oil leak correction you are after), as it is probably what is leaking. If the oil pan has been damaged by road hazard, disregard the previous statement.

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Monday, March 14th, 2011 AT 5:23 PM

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