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« on: 15 March, 2012, 17:27:47 PM »

Interested to hear any input from members regards the complexity or otherwise of replacing the oil pan on an '02 4Life.
 
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« Reply #1 on: 15 March, 2012, 20:01:18 PM »

depends on what you call complicated.
at the most basic it's undo all the bolts and the oil return hose and take it off.

If it's still 'factory' it will be held on by a mastic type seal so you will have to cut most of this out then prise it off. If you just leaver it off with a screwdriver you will most likley distort the rim resulting in oil leaks after refitting.

You also have to get the undershields off. If this has not been done recently you will most likly snap off the bolts so have a good drill bit, a tap and some new bolts handy.

When it comes to re-fitting you will either want a tube of sealant (about 20 quid for the good stuff) and some rubber gloves and somebody to help you or a cork gasket with some haylomar etc either side of it. You also want to clean the bottom of the block and the top of the sump up, also, while it's out check the sump for rust as they do have a habit of pitting.  If you can be nether regionsd and it's not that rusty to start with, remove the rust, rub the whole outside down, paint with bbq paint then give it a nice thick coating of stonechip. Also worth running a tap through the plug thread, if you have a small file run it around the outside of the hole before tapping to give it a bit of lead-in on the thread which will reduce the chance of crossthreading it in the future
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« Reply #2 on: 15 March, 2012, 21:49:21 PM »

Use the correct torque settings for the sump bolts and sump plug.
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« Reply #3 on: 15 March, 2012, 22:38:57 PM »

Thanks for that, old one is corroded to hell so a new one is going on.
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« Reply #4 on: 15 March, 2012, 22:48:07 PM »

To get the sump out with the engien in situ, you need to remove the anti roll bar and the steering linkage.   Angry Angry

If the replacement has the stupid foam/steel pad on it, take it off - it holds water and rots the sump !!!!
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« Reply #5 on: 15 March, 2012, 23:20:05 PM »

To get the sump out with the engien in situ, you need to remove the anti roll bar and the steering linkage.   Angry Angry

If the replacement has the stupid foam/steel pad on it, take it off - it holds water and rots the sump !!!!

Quoted for truth.  Does anyone know what that stupid foam pad is even for?  All it did on mine was soak up all the leaking oil...

When you take the anti-roll bar off, check the rubbers...  Can do it by just undoing the centre brackets, leaving the ends still attached...
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« Reply #6 on: 16 March, 2012, 01:37:25 AM »

Foam pad is listed in the tech as a 'vibration (read noise) damper.'
As said, no use but you won't have one on a pre03 anyway.
Also, if you do it on the floor you might need to remove/drop the arp.
I have done them on a 2post lift without removing it so if you can get both front wheels off the ground by jacking the chassis the arb must drop enough to get it out.
Though for the sake of 4 bolts, if you are doing the job on the deck just drop the bar as it's a bit safer than 2ton of truck balanced above your head Smiley
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