Miata 1990-1997

Oil Pan

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Removal & Installation



Specific to:

Mazda Miata 1990-1994

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
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  3. Remove the engine undercover, if equipped. Position a suitable container under the oil pan. Remove the drain plug and drain the oil.
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  5. Remove the exhaust pipe from the exhaust manifold and from the catalytic converter. If necessary, remove the exhaust pipe bracket from the engine block.
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  7. Remove the main bearing support/stiffener plate that is installed between the oil pan and engine block.
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  9. Remove the bolts and remove the oil pan. It may be necessary to pry the pan away from the engine; be careful not to damage the gasket contact surfaces.
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  11. If necessary remove the oil strainer.
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  13. Remove the main bearing support/stiffener plate that is installed between the oil pan and engine block.
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    To install:

  15. Clean all oil, dirt, old gasket material and sealer from the oil pan, support/stiffener plate, oil pan bolts and all gasket mating surfaces. If removed, clean the oil strainer.
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  17. If equipped with the main bearing support/stiffener plate, run a bead of silicone sealer around the perimeter of the plate, going inside the bolt holes. Install the plate and tighten the bolts.
    NOTE
    Make sure all old sealer is removed from the bolts prior to installation. Installing a bolt coated with old sealer could result in cracking of the bolt holes.

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  19. If removed, install the oil strainer using a new gasket. Tighten the bolts.
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  21. If used, apply silicone sealer to new rubber end gaskets and press them into place on the engine.
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  23. Apply a bead of silicone to the perimeter of the oil pan, going around the inside of the bolt holes and install the pan to the engine. Install the oil pan bolts finger tight.
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  25. Tighten the oil pan bolts.
    NOTE
    Make sure all old sealer is removed from the bolts prior to installation. Installing a bolt coated with old sealer could result in cracking of the bolt holes.

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  27. Install the transverse member. Tighten the bolts to 93 ft. lbs. (126 Nm).
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  29. Install the front exhaust pipe bracket, if equipped. Install the front exhaust pipe, using new gaskets. Tighten the exhaust manifold flange nuts to 34 ft. lbs. (46 Nm).
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  31. Install the oil pan drain plug using a new gasket. Tighten the drain plug to 30 ft. lbs. (41 Nm).
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  33. Install the engine undercover and lower the vehicle.
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  35. Fill the engine with the proper type an