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    Re: About to Install Oil Pan

    Quote Originally Posted by Burntboot View Post
    I replaced my oil pan with the engine in situ, being that your's is a 2WD, I would think it would be a walk in the park to swap out, by comparison.
    I used FIPG and was happy with the results, didn't have any significant issues getting the pan back into place.

    Personally, I have no love of cork gaskets.
    They are far too easy to over-tighten and they not fond of excessive heat.
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    PS - I put the FIPG on the pan, before getting it anywhere near the vehicle, it has a long tack time, not at all like typical silicone sealants.
    I attempted this yesterday and could not fully remove the oil pan because of the oil pump. Just a heads up to others! Not sure if itís an Ď89 thing, the height my engine is at, or what, but what a wonderful surprise lol

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    Re: Oil Pan Removal and Re-installation

    Yo!


    Donít be afraid to use your jack on the engine. Lift the engine up a few inches and it will give way to the pan.

    Also donít forget the frame stiffeners.

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    Re: Oil Pan Removal and Re-installation

    yooo! that's a great tip. In an exhausted panic I did the FIPG upside-down on the engine then reattached the pan...horrible time, lots of cursing, and not too confident in the longevity of that seal. I'll have to try it again with this knowledge.

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    Re: Oil Pan Removal and Re-installation

    One shouldn't be able to "just lift the engine a couple of inches"

    Now if you undo the mounts you can get an inch +/-, but you have to be careful.
    Its easy to crush things (above/around the engine) with that method, also the potential for stretching/stressing hoses and wiring.

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    Re: Oil Pan Removal and Re-installation

    Toyotavantech: Noooo you canít lift the engine too much

    DIY mechanics: hahah jack go Uga Duga

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    Re: Oil Pan Removal and Re-installation

    Well, I didn't say you COULDN'T, just that you shouldn't.

    If ya did and the engine moved that much, you may want to get some engine mounts ordered up.
    If they're in good nic, the engine should only move a fraction of inch before the chassis starts moving with it.

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    Re: Oil Pan Removal and Re-installation

    Quote Originally Posted by Diy2k View Post
    Toyotavantech: Noooo you canít lift the engine too much

    DIY mechanics: hahah jack go Uga Duga

    Lol, and then professional mechanic go: hahah kaching kaching

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