Hi, I need to know if anyone's removed an oil pan from a 70 Trans Am (or any
2nd gen TA with a Pont 400, I guess) without taking the motor out. I
talked to a local shop, and the guy said that his manual stated
repair&replace times as 3 hours for the oil pan, without removing the
motor, but it sounds like he's never done it himself on this type of car.
Have any of you?
FYI, the reason I'm doing this is because supposedly the ring(s) in my #8
cylinder seem to be stuck due to some detonation, and that one cylinder is
now burning oil.
I was told the procedure is to take off the [passenger side]
header/head/intake manifold (I've done this in the past, so that's not an
issue), take out the hei dist to allow room to lift the engine, remove the
motor mount bolts, put a bottle jack under the damper (supposedly it won't
bend the crank..), lift the motor, and put wood blocks under the motor
mounts to make sure it won't fall on me. And then just unbolt the pan. Is
there any unexpected hassle I may be running into this way?
Thanks in advance,
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