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Old 04-14-2019, 10:09 PM
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I am looking for a reliable place near Lake Mary Florida to replace the gasket on the oil pan on my 2006 Z06. Thanks
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Old 04-14-2019, 11:46 PM
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I saw Orlando has a few shops. I would ask any local Vette club who they use. It will be $$$
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Old 04-15-2019, 11:35 AM
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You might ask here in your regional forum.
https://www.corvetteforum.com/forums/southeast-42/
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Old 04-15-2019, 06:23 PM
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I have not used them but hear good things about "Corvette Masters" in Maitland, just a little south of you.
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Not a hard job, there are Youtube videos that will help. The dealer wanter $920.00 I did it myself for about $65.00.
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Old 04-16-2019, 09:23 AM
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Originally Posted by royalcasa View Post
I am looking for a reliable place near Lake Mary Florida to replace the gasket on the oil pan on my 2006 Z06. Thanks
I’ll suggest Corvette Masters as well. They won’t be cheap, but it will be done correct.
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Old 04-16-2019, 10:27 AM
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Originally Posted by cmonkey713 View Post
Not a hard job, there are Youtube videos that will help. The dealer wanter $920.00 I did it myself for about $65.00.
What were the major disconnects (if any) required to raise the motor high enough to perform the change ?

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Old 04-17-2019, 10:25 AM
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Thanks for responses
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Old 04-18-2019, 05:10 AM
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Originally Posted by windyC6 View Post
What were the major disconnects (if any) required to raise the motor high enough to perform the change ?
Power steering rack lines is the only messy thing aside from the oil pan itself.
I chose to drop the cradle instead of raising the engine as I don't think you can raise it high enough.
First time I did it was with a cherry picker supporting the engine. It's harder since the legs are right under the oil pan and it basically trapped the cradle under the car.
Second go around I just used ratchet straps around the headers attached to the rafters above the engine. Way easier since there's no cherry picker legs under the car and you wouldn’t need to remove the hood.
It was a 2 hr job from changing the oil pan gasket from start to finish the second time I did it.

Off the top of my head when I did my oil pan:
Jack front of the car up and drain oil
Support engine
Remove front wheels
Remove upper control arms hardware
Remove lower shock mount hardware
Remove EBCM hardware
Remove power steering cooler hardware
Support front cradle with jack
Disconnect steering shaft
Disconnect steering rack lines
Remove 4 cradle mount nuts
Lower cradle
Remove oil pan and replace gasket.
Reverse steps for install


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Old 04-18-2019, 09:38 AM
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Originally Posted by windyC6 View Post
What were the major disconnects (if any) required to raise the motor high enough to perform the change ?
No major disconnects. Everything stays in place, exhaust, steering rack and starter. the main issue is lowering the front cradle enough to work the pan out past the oil pick-up while raising the engine about two inches. No special tools or lifts were used, just hand tools jack stands and a hydraulic jack. I used black Permatex on the both sides to seal the new gasket. When I finished mine I posted a thread on the experience here on the forum. As I remember there was a also a member from Colorado who also posted his experience. Do a search here on the Forum for the posts. Look on Youtube for a video. Not hard but it takes about 8 or 9 hours the first time you do it. The second time maybe half that time.
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Originally Posted by cmonkey713 View Post
Not a hard job, there are Youtube videos that will help. The dealer wanter $920.00 I did it myself for about $65.00.
That's fine if your time has no value.
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My question is: How bad is it leaking? Just curious.
Thanks.
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That's fine if your time has no value.
It's great fun when you are retired and mental therapy too. A day spent with your Corvette is a good day.
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you will most likely need to do the front cover as well....just FYI......just had mine done at Powertech in St Pete
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It's great fun when you are retired and mental therapy too. A day spent with your Corvette is a good day.
I'm burned out from a lifetime of fixing things.

I would much rather sit on my porch and drink, and pay my buddy to work on my car. That also helps me from being the richest guy in the graveyard.


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Originally Posted by Bruze View Post
I'm burned out from a lifetime of fixing things.

I would much rather sit on my porch and drink, and pay my buddy to work on my car. That also helps me from being the richest guy in the graveyard.


Well heck there Bruzey....i'd sit on my front porch more often too if I had a front yard like that !!........
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Originally Posted by Jimmy W1 View Post
My question is: How bad is it leaking? Just curious.
Thanks.
I see about four drops a month, the rest of it stays on th engine and after driving it gets into everything. I clean the underside once a year.
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Originally Posted by windyC6 View Post
Well heck there Bruzey....i'd sit on my front porch more often too if I had a front yard like that !!........
Fix me one, I'm coming over.
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Fix me one, I'm coming over.





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