Oil pan gasket - replace without pulling engine?

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Oil pan gasket - replace without pulling engine?

Post by MrTodd » Thu Jun 29, 2017 11:39 pm

Hey everyone, it's been a while but it's good to be back on the forum!

Had a simple question. Is it possible to replace the oil pan gasket (93 Legacy AWD) without pulling the engine? I've been looking underneath and I think I may be able to raise the engine just enough with a jack, in-between where the tranny meets the block, to get clearance to reach all the bolts on the pan.

Let me know what you guys think. I don't want to pull the engine just for the oil pan and I don't have anything else really that needs replacement.

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Re: Oil pan gasket - replace without pulling engine?

Post by mike-tracy » Fri Jun 30, 2017 1:54 am

Yeah I've heard about it being done that way.
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Re: Oil pan gasket - replace without pulling engine?

Post by rallyak » Fri Jun 30, 2017 2:49 pm

I've pulled the pan before in the car. I needed to loosen one of the rods to rotate the engine so I can remove the flex plate nuts. The car was free and I needed a 4eats.
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Re: Oil pan gasket - replace without pulling engine?

Post by Legacy777 » Thu Jul 06, 2017 5:47 pm

You can do it, but it's not fun.
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Re: Oil pan gasket - replace without pulling engine?

Post by impostor » Sun Jul 09, 2017 5:26 am

Yes, it's not that bad. Remove the forward bolt on the pitch stop mount. Remove each nut and washer from motor mounts. Jack the motor up with a block of wood on the oil pan. Insert a 1"x1" something between the mounts and cradle. It will still be tight coming out but it's not that bad. When going back together I usually hammer the lip on the baffle back just a hair. You'll see what I'm talking about when you have the pan loose

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