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changing oil pan gasket myself

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by ta2010, Dec 21, 2017.

  1. Dec 21, 2017 at 2:41 PM
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    ta2010

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    Ha guys i need to change my oil pan gasket it's leeking aroung the seal but not on the floor
    how hard is it to change out and this will be the first time for me
     
  2. Dec 21, 2017 at 4:51 PM
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    If its the lower pan gasket, its super easy. Just unbolt, clean, and reseal. If its the upper part(block side) then it's a little more difficult but the same process. Just be careful of the sump not to hit it and bend it.
     
  3. Dec 21, 2017 at 7:31 PM
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    OP, there is no gasket. Tonka uses FIPG (Formed in Place Gasket) so pick up a tube of the black stuff for pans etc. at the dealer, part no 00295-00103. It is not cheap (maybe $20?) but works the best IMHO. After you get the numerous 10mm bolts the pan will likely seem stuck or glued so get your rubber mallet and a 90 degree angle remover (Lisle part no. 50190 works well) to place between the seam of the pan and gently try to break the seal.
    Try to go around the entire perimeter of the whole pan first and then work on a specific corner as this will be the most profitable. Be very patient as it may take a little effort but keep thinking that your mission is to break loose the pan and minimize gouging of the aluminum it bolts to.
     
  4. May 7, 2018 at 9:43 AM
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    Hey guys: I have a Taco 2011 and my drain plug just went on me. Funny, a week after I had an oil change. :) Anyway, ordered new pan and gasket since old pan has stripped threads. Am I missing anything here on degree of install difficulty? Tried to find a YouTube video and surprisingly enough, couldn't. Does anyone know if it is a simple unbolt procedure or do I need to remove other components? One article online talked about dropping the diff. I am really hoping that is not the case as I have never done that. Thoughts or suggestions greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance.
     
  5. May 7, 2018 at 10:34 AM
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    I have a 4-banger so the process may be slightly different for a V6. I had to tap my upper pan when I was installing my turbo, so know how I did it was easier than other ways. I removed the skidplate, unbolted the knuckle from the lower control arm on each side, and removed the axle shafts from the front diff. I removed the front part of the front driveshaft, and supported it with a bungee cord out of the way. This then allowed me to drop the diff quite easily. Once the diff is out of the way, it's a cake walk. You can see below what unrestricted access you have (to a 2.7l) oil pan area once the diff is removed.

    If you want to save yourself time/frustration down the road, spend the $20-30 on a Fumoto/EZ-Drain valve. I put one on, and it saves me so much time and mess when changing my oil.
     
  6. May 7, 2018 at 10:48 AM
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    Thank you for the great pics and tips. So, I might have a bit more than just unbolting the pan :(. I think I will be taking this one over to my friends shop and letting him give me a hand. Will cost me a few beers but might be more than I am comfortable doing on my own, first time changing pan. Printing out your pics to show him. Thank you,.
     
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