The oil pans don't look like they totally line up. This is just the casting of the oil pan itself.
The 2.3L engine uses a cartidge type filter that requires teh removal of an oil cap to acess teh oil filter. Many times this cover can be cracked when being removed with the incorrect tool (the incorrect tool being channel locks)
By the way.I work for a dealer.I have replaced many 2.3 engines that were taken to after market shops-that don't rip you off. Like the dealer. And cracked this cover and blow up engines.
Thursday, September 27th, 2007 AT 10:55 PM