GM Corvette 1963-1982 Repair Guide

Oil Pan

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figure 1

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Fig. Fig. 1: Exploded view of the engine oil pan and oil pump mounting

  1. Disconnect the battery and remove the dipstick and its tube.
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  3. Raise the car and support the front on stands. Drain the engine oil.
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  5. Remove the starter and flywheel shield.
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  7. Disconnect the steering idler arm and lower it out of the way.
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  9. Remove the oil pan and discard the side gaskets and end seals.
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  11. On high performance engines, the oil splash shield must be removed before further operations can be carried out.
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  13. Glue the side gaskets and end seals to the oil pan.
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  15. Install the pan on the engine and tighten the bolts in a criss-cross pattern. Do not overtighten these bolts.
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  17. Refill the crankcase with the proper engine oil.
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