REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
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- Disconnect the negative battery cable.
- Raise the car and support it on safety stands.
- Drain the engine oil into a suitable container.
The EPA warns that prolonged contact with used engine oil may cause a number of skin disorders, including cancer! You should make every effort to minimize your exposure to used engine oil. Protective gloves should be worn when changing the oil. Wash your hands and any other exposed skin areas as soon as possible after exposure to used engine oil. Soap and water, or waterless hand cleaner should be used.
- Remove the exhaust pipe.
- Loosen the oil pan nuts and bolts, then remove the oil pan.
- Remove and discard the oil pan gasket.
- Use a scraper to clean any old gasket material residue from the oil pan gasket mating surfaces.
- Apply oil resistant sealer across the joint line of the block, oil pump and crankshaft rear oil seal retainer.
- Install the oil pan gasket, then place the pan in position.
- Install the nuts and bolts. Tighten them to 69-78 inch lbs. (8-9 Nm).
- Install the oil pan drain plug and tighten it to 22-30 ft. lbs. (29-41 Nm).
- Add the correct type and amount of engine oil.
- Install the exhaust inlet pipe.
- Connect the negative battery cable, start the car and check for leaks.