> On Fri, 18 Feb 2005 18:33:26 +0000 (UTC),
> (Dennis Smith) wrote:
> >In article < firstname.lastname@example.org>,
> > email@example.com says...
> >>I'm debating whether to do it myself or take it to a
> garage. I read
> >>in the Haynes manual about it & it doesn't seem too
> hard, but I don't
> >>particularly like crawling under cars, & I can imagine
> the gymnastics
> >>needed to clean the surfaces.
> >On an engine stand is easy. In the car will be a nightmare.
> Yeah, that's what I was thinking. I think I'll take it to the
> shop &
> let them struggle with it.
To clean the surfaces well you need to remove the pan completely.
This normally requires disconnecting one or both of the motor mounts
and gently lifting the engine so the pan can slide out between the
mains and the engine cradle. If youre not comfortable doing this
sort of stuff, take it to a garage.
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