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blkwdo

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Aug 28, 2015
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Hey All,

Has anyone, with a BBC in their car, ever tried to remove the oil pan without removing the engine? I've unbolted the engine mounts and lifted the engine as far as possible, but no dice. Does anyone know of any tricks, so I don't have to separate the engine and trans? Looks like I'm going to have to remove the hood, separate the drivetrain and lift the engine....and I don't wanna! LOL
 

t5montecarlo

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If you do have to remove the engine, you don't need to remove the hood. When I replaced the engine in my wagon, I just removed the pivot bolt from the inner fender and used a wooden support to prop the hood open fully.
 

blkwdo

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Aug 28, 2015
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If you do have to remove the engine, you don't need to remove the hood. When I replaced the engine in my wagon, I just removed the pivot bolt from the inner fender and used a wooden support to prop the hood open fully.
Thanks Marc, but I need to replace the oil pan. I'm trying to replace it without having to fully remove the engine. I only have to remove (or pivot) the hood if I'm forced to lift the engine out of the engine bay.
 

prairiehotrodder

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Dec 17, 2005
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Thanks Marc, but I need to replace the oil pan. I'm trying to replace it without having to fully remove the engine. I only have to remove (or pivot) the hood if I'm forced to lift the engine out of the engine bay.
i made my crossmember smaller so that i could remove the pan.
 

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