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Changing an oil pan gasket

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  1. Ralph

    Ralph Well-Known Member

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    Can I change an oil pan gasket without removing the suspension linkage ? I will be doing this on my back on the floor with the car jacked up.

    I have a stock 71 challenger 383 RT and the oil pan is stamped 402.

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    The steering centre link must be removed to get the pan off. No other way to get the pan off unless you pull the engine.
    Disconnect the right tie rod end, pull the thru bolt from the Idler arm, swing the remaining linkage to the rear out of the way enough to get the pan off. I've done this leaving the pitman arm attached to the steering box.
    Make it easier still, remove the left tie rod from the centre link, gives you more room to swing the steering link out of the way.
     
  3. Ralph

    Ralph Well-Known Member

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    got it

    Thanks
     
  4. Ralph

    Ralph Well-Known Member

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    Has anyone used a molded rubber oil pan gasket with windage tray by Mr. gasket. 720-61100G by jegs. instead of the two gasket and metal windage tray

    looks good and might seal better.

    thanks to all