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Old 01-12-2019, 11:15 AM
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I have a 1982 Corvette with a oil leak coming from the oil pan. I want to change the oil pan gasket myself. Is it necessary to pull the engine to change the gasket or is it completely accessible without loosening the engine. I'm a novice when it comes to this, but want to get my hands dirty.
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Old 01-12-2019, 11:19 AM
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youhave to drop the steering tie rod down. not a huge job at all.
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I have a 1982 Corvette with a oil leak coming from the oil pan. I want to change the oil pan gasket myself. Is it necessary to pull the engine to change the gasket or is it completely accessible without loosening the engine. I'm a novice when it comes to this, but want to get my hands dirty.
Simply disconnect the idler arm from the frame and the steering assembly will drop enough to allow you to easily remove the pan. Idler arm is held to the frame on the passenger side with just two bolts - simple job.
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In the rare event that the pan is loose but refuses to come out, just jog the IGN key. The pan is hung-up on one of the front counterweights.

This is an excellent opportunity to change out the Rear Main Seal, Oil Pump & pump shaft if you so desire.
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Timing chain too. Cam?

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You guys have been very helpful. I appreciate all of you.
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Originally Posted by JacksC3 View Post
I have a 1982 Corvette with a oil leak coming from the oil pan. I want to change the oil pan gasket myself. Is it necessary to pull the engine to change the gasket or is it completely accessible without loosening the engine. I'm a novice when it comes to this, but want to get my hands dirty.
Try Blue Devil Oil Stop Leak. It might work and save you a lot time and effort.
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Timing chain too. Cam?
Oh stop.
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oh stop.
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Timing chain too. Cam?
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next ya'll will have him doing a frame off just because of an oil leak!
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next ya'll will have him doing a frame off just because of an oil leak!
I hear ya.
Simple basement questions get the Penthouse responses.

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