Volvo 240/740/760/780/940/960 1990-1998

Oil Pan

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



2.3L 4-Cylinder and 2.9L 6-Cylinder Engines
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Raise and support the vehicle safely.
  4.  
  5. Drain the engine oil.
  6.  
  7. Remove the splash guard, if equipped.
  8.  
  9. On 2.3L engines, perform the following steps;
    1. Remove the engine mount retaining nuts.
    2.  
    3. Remove the lower bolt and loosen the top bolt on the steering column yoke.
    4.  
    5. Slide the yoke assembly up on the steering shaft.
    6.  

  10.  
  11. Raise and safely support the front of the engine.
  12.  
  13. Remove the retaining bolts for the front axle crossmember.
  14.  
  15. Remove the crossmember.
  16.  
  17. Remove the left engine mount.
  18.  
  19. Remove the pan support bracket.
  20.  
  21. Remove the pan bolts and remove the pan.
  22.  

To install:
  1. Clean the gasket mating surfaces thoroughly.
  2.  
  3. Install the oil pan and using new gaskets, tighten the bolts in a crisscross pattern to 8 ft. lbs. (11 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Lower the engine and install all engine mounts.
  6.  
  7. Install the front crossmember and install the bolts.
  8.  
  9. On 2.3L engines, install the yoke assembly on the steering shaft and tighten the bolts to 18 ft. lbs. (24 Nm).
  10.  
  11. Install the splash guard, if equipped.
  12.  
  13. Lower the vehicle.
  14.  
  15. Connect the negative battery cable.
  16.  
  17. Fill the engine with oil.
  18.  
  19. Start the engine and allow it to reach operating temperature.
  20.  
  21. Check for leaks.
  22.  

2.8L 6-Cylinder Engine

See Figure 1

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Raise and support the vehicle safely.
  4.  
  5. Remove the splash guard.
  6.  
  7. Drain the crankcase.
  8.  
  9. Remove the oil pan retaining bolts.
  10.  
  11. Swivel the pan past the stabilizer bar and remove.
  12.  

To install:
  1. Clean the gasket mating surfaces thoroughly.
  2.  
  3. Install the oil pan, using a new gasket, and tighten the bolts in a crisscross pattern to 6-8 ft. lbs. (8-11 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Install the splash guard, lower the vehicle and fill the crankcase with oil.
  6.  
  7. Connect the negative battery cable.
  8.  
  9. Start the engine and allow it to reach operating temperature.
  10.  
  11. Check for leaks.
  12.  



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Fig. Fig. 1: Oil pan and lower crankcase components-2.8L 6-cylinder engine

2.3L and 2.4L 5-Cylinder Engines

This procedure is performed with the engine removed from the car.

  1. Remove the oil filter.
  2.  
  3. Remove the oil pan bolts.
  4.  
  5. Carefully tap the oil pan to break the seal and remove the oil pan.
  6.  
  7. Remove the oil passage O-rings.
  8.  

To install:
  1. Thoroughly clean the mating surfaces of the cylinder block and oil pan.
  2.  
  3. Coat new oil passage O-rings with engine oil and install them in the block.
  4.  
  5. Apply a thin layer of gasket sealant to the engine block.
  6.  
  7. Install the oil pan and pan bolts.
  8.  
  9. Tighten the pan bolts in a crisscross pattern to 12 ft. lbs. (17 Nm).
  10.  
  11. Install the oil filter.
  12.  

 
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