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removing oil pan

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by da0023, Feb 28, 2010.

  1. Feb 28, 2010 at 5:10 PM
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    da0023

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    Hey guys I need some assitance. I am in the process of removing my oil pan to replace the gasket because it has developed a bad leak. I have the skid plates removed as well as all of the bolts that hold it in place. I am having troubing getting the pan removed from the engine, it seems that old gasket has got a firm hold on it. I have heard nasty rumors that the lip on the pan can be easily warped if not removed with care. What is the best way to remove it without damaging it? thanks in advanced.
     
  2. Feb 28, 2010 at 5:21 PM
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    Idrivetoys

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    once you are sure you have ALL bolts removed, take a razor blade and slide it in the crevice and cut the old gasket, just an idea
     
  3. Feb 28, 2010 at 5:43 PM
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    drop an m-80 in the pan......just kiddin.try to drive a putty knife or large pry bar in the gasket with a hammer sometimes works the best for me.
     
  4. Mar 1, 2010 at 3:00 PM
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    bump....anymore suggestions?
     
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    not sure how exactly the pan on the 4cyl looks/where its at....but usually, remove all the bolts and use a flat blade screwdriver or a small prybar to break it loose, then pull it off....clean it out, replace gasket and bolt back up.
     
  6. Mar 1, 2010 at 3:49 PM
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    X2 use both a flathead and small prybar(or what you got thats similar) at the same time as close to the corners as you you to help avoid warping the pan. i you have to, lightly tap the tools in between the pan and block with a hammer then pry. just use care and work it slowly, youll get it:).
     
  7. Mar 2, 2010 at 2:57 PM
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    thanks for all the great tips guys. when the weather warms back up, i will give it a try.
     
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