E320 1999

Oil Pan

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Removal & Installation



2.8L, 3.2L, 3.6L (104) And 2.2L, 2.3L (111) Engines
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
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  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
     
    Engine oil
     
    Fan shroud
     
    Power steering lines
     
    Front springs
     
    Bottom engine mount
     
    Steering coupling
     

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  5. Support the front sub frame and remove mounting bolts. Lower the subframe to access the oil pan mounting bolts.
    NOTE
    It may be necessary to tap on the oil pan with a rubber mallet to dislodge it from the engine block.

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  7. Remove the mounting bolts and the oil pan. Clean all gasket material from the sealing surfaces.
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To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Oil pan with a new gasket. Torque the M6 bolts to 88 inch lbs. (9 Nm). Torque the M8 bolts to 15 ft. lbs. (21 Nm). Torque the M10 bolts to 30 ft. lbs. (40 Nm).
     
    Front sub frame. Torque the bolts to 88 ft. lbs. (120 Nm)
     
    Steering coupling. Torque the bolt to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm)
     
    Engine mount. Torque the bolts to 41 ft. lbs. (55 Nm)
     
    Front springs
     
    Power steering lines
     
    Fan shroud
     
    Engine oil
     
    Negative battery cable
     

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