Mazda RX-8 2004-06

Oil Pan

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Drain the engine oil.
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  5. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Engine cover
     
    Battery cover
     
    Negative battery cable
     
    Electrical connector
     
    Oil pan bolts and the oil pan using a seal cutter, then insert a flat pry tool into the locations illustrated.

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    Fig. Exploded view of the oil pan and related components-RX-8

     

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To install:

  1. Clean the oil pan. Clean all dirt, oil and old sealant from the oil pan and cylinder block contact surfaces.
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  3. Apply a continuous bead of silicone sealant around the perimeter of the oil pan.
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  5. Install the oil pan and tighten the bolts to 78-104 inch lbs. (9-12 Nm).

    Electrical connector
     
    Negative battery cable
     
    Battery cover
     
    Engine cover
     

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  7. Fill the engine with clean oil.
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  9. Start the vehicle, check for leaks and repair if necessary.
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  11. On models with dynamic suspension, perform the steering angle sensor initialization procedure.
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