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PostSubject: Oil pan leaks...   Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:29 pm

Hey guys, I have a few random drips coming off the oil pan, and I just wanted to know before I get too deep into it, can you drop the oil pan without removing anything else? There is some kind of suspension bracket under part of it, so if that has to come off, I may just tighten the bolts and live with a random drop or two on the driveway.

Also, there is a plug on the side of the pan, which I assume is the sensor for the "change oil" dash light. If I can get the pan off easily, then I will need to pull this off. Does it pull straight out or is it a clip, or what? I didn't want to force it out and break it, so thought I would ask. Thanks for any info!
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PostSubject: Re: Oil pan leaks...   Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:34 pm

The "plug" is the level sensor, and you must pull it before you can pull the pan, or it will break off. It is screwed into the pan, and you must remove the connector with a small screw driver before trying to un-screw the sensor.

You can pull the pan with the engine in the car, but you must raise the engine, and rotate the crank so that the front counterweights are pointed up. You will probably have to remove/loosen a number of things to move the engine...exhaust manifold to exhaust pipe connection, trans dipstick, LT1 oil pressure sender, flywheel dust cover, maybe some more parts I am not sure about. Just be careful to not trap anything between the body and engine. It must go up about 3-4 inches.

When reassembling, make sure the pan is not dimpled at the bolt holes, and use a clamping strip. I did the whole job and replaced the oil pump in less than a day. Check with your FSM for the exact instructions.
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PostSubject: Re: Oil pan leaks...   Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:48 pm

If it has an oil cooler, make sure the adapter at the filter isn't leaking,.
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PostSubject: Re: Oil pan leaks...   Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:16 pm

I chased a leak on mine for a while only to find it was the oil filter offset adapter.
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PostSubject: Re: Oil pan leaks...   Mon Dec 11, 2017 5:47 pm

And if you do that, be careful to use the right oil filter adapter gasket and o-ring. A few years ago I was working on a relative's car far from home and was buying parts at Advance Auto Parts - apparently these also work for certain older Jeep engines - if the reviews say don't buy that particular one, don't. I ignored the reviews and had to do the job a second time. Sorry I don't have more info, but keep your eyes open!
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PostSubject: Re: Oil pan leaks...   Yesterday at 9:56 pm

Thanks for all the info. I will admit I am not familiar with the oil filter offset adapter. Was this part of the stock tow package? If so, should be one less issue as mine is a non-tow car.

I found some oil stains below the valve cover so I think that is my culprit. Have the gaskets already, just need to install. Hope that is my only drip. Like I said, it is random, so nothing major.
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PostSubject: Re: Oil pan leaks...   Yesterday at 11:01 pm

Studebricker wrote:

I found some oil stains below the valve cover so I think that is my culprit. Have the gaskets already, just need to install. Hope that is my only drip. Like I said, it is random, so nothing major.

The back bolts on the valve cover are notorious for loosening up, especially the passenger side. Check first before you put on new gaskets.

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PostSubject: Re: Oil pan leaks...   Today at 12:05 am

Good to know, thank you, sir!

I recently had a trans pan leak as well and noticed all but two of the bolts on that were loose!
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