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Old 04-13-2014, 07:01 PM
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So today while changing my oil I decided to Change out a bad oil sensor. Ya that was a huge mistake. My question is , has anyone had any success with changing the upper oil pan out without pulling the motor?Thanks

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Either pull the motor or drop the front subframe with the motor supported. Its gonna be a huge pain.
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Either pull the motor or drop the front subframe with the motor supported. Its gonna be a huge pain.
That's what I was afraid of. Now just to decide which way is easier, Subframe or pull motor. I wish I woulda read the thread on just adding the adapter to the oil filter and relocating the unit
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pull the block...and while the block is out install a built motor and nothing goes better with a built motor like twin turbos...
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I wish I could. Too many other toys in the garage. This is my dd
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I gona look at it today to see if it will be easier to pull the subframe and do it that way instead of pulling the whole motor.
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pulling the motor would be best. You have a lot of sealing surfaces to rework.
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Ill probably do that. Ive been reading on here and people are saying that the upper oil pan is around $100 from the dealer. The dealer near me wants $300 for it and I saw online at another dealer it was $205. Anyone have a good source for the upper oil pan? Thanks again
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I just removed my upper oil pan to get my timing cover installed.
Once you jack the engine up using a engine support bar like the one in the picture,
and pull the front cross-member, it's not to bad.
I got the support bar at Harbor Freight for about $70.00
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You could disconnect the trans, exhaust and motor mounts and just lift (with a hoist) the engine 6 - 12 inches or so. i did it without disconnecting anything and could only get it about 4 inches, but i was able to pull the upper pan and clean the gasket material and re-gasket it. It was a huge pain in the ***. but so is pulling the engine.
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Originally Posted by JCCLARK View Post
I just removed my upper oil pan to get my timing cover installed.
Once you jack the engine up using a engine support bar like the one in the picture,
and pull the front cross-member, it's not to bad.
I got the support bar at Harbor Freight for about $70.00

I KNOW this is an OLD thread BUT JCCLARK's photo really helps my question here.
I've got to do something similar (replacing oil pump, timing chain etc), and I am buying the same kind of engine support bar.
Where is good to support it on the engine ? + straps or chains ?
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Originally Posted by RobPhoboS View Post
I KNOW this is an OLD thread BUT JCCLARK's photo really helps my question here.
I've got to do something similar (replacing oil pump, timing chain etc), and I am buying the same kind of engine support bar.
Where is good to support it on the engine ? + straps or chains ?
Iím a bit late but Iíd like to answer what I did both times I removed the upper oil pan. I used an engine hoist. Somehow I got it out the first time without removing the crossmember but I couldnít remember how on the second time so I dropped it. I used a seat belt to secure it as I couldnít find a good spot to attach my load leveler. And I think I just wrapped it around the exhaust manifolds.
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Iím a bit late but Iíd like to answer what I did both times I removed the upper oil pan. I used an engine hoist. Somehow I got it out the first time without removing the crossmember but I couldnít remember how on the second time so I dropped it. I used a seat belt to secure it as I couldnít find a good spot to attach my load leveler. And I think I just wrapped it around the exhaust manifolds.
Many thanks !
I'm doing the work from this weekend onward. I have the support bar, and I bought a couple of 1ton supporting straps too, and from what I can see they'll go under the engine mount brackets.
I'll link up some photo's once I get down to it !
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