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Removing oil pan in situ

PostPost by: pamitchell » Mon Jan 09, 2006 8:06 pm

Hi All;

Can the oil pan be removed completely in a stock Elan chassis or does
the crossmember interfere?
I think my oil leak is coming from the rear pan gasket. I'd like to
remove the oil pan completly for this job. Im thinking of modifying
the cross member to a bolt on style to make it easier for future jobs
underneath.
Appreciate any suggestions on oil pan leaks, gaskets, crossmembers.
TIA
Phil Mitchell
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PostPost by: s2lola » Mon Jan 09, 2006 8:13 pm

In my experience, that pan isn't coming off with the motor in the car unless
you do the member mod. The member mod is simple, effective, and now you
have a reason to do it!!!!


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PostPost by: tvacc » Mon Jan 09, 2006 9:31 pm

You cannot remove it with out modifying the cross member. I did that on one
of my cars..after I saw it on a Spyder chassis.



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Hi All;

Can the oil pan be removed completely in a stock Elan chassis or does
the crossmember interfere?
I think my oil leak is coming from the rear pan gasket. I'd like to
remove the oil pan completly for this job. Im thinking of modifying
the cross member to a bolt on style to make it easier for future jobs
underneath.
Appreciate any suggestions on oil pan leaks, gaskets, crossmembers.
TIA
Phil Mitchell
69 S4 FHC, San Jose CA.












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