I have a bad leak at the rear of the oil pan gasket. The Bentley
manual says I only need to remove the bolts for the power steering
rack, which I guess gives a bit of play to get it out of the way,
along with removing a brace at the bell housing. Doing a check here
it seems that in order to really do this, the engine has to be jacked
up or the front sub frame removed. Any comments from those who have
done this which is the easiest route?
Unbolting the engine mounts and lifting it with a jack at the bell
housing sounds easy enough, but how far will it have to be raised and
will that require removing the exhaust and radiator hoses as well?
If removing the sub frame, I assume the struts and all steering
components can just hang there in place, with the front wheels resting
on a pair of ramps?
It sounds like a dirty, nasty, but otherwise straightforward DIY job,
compared to paying a shop $500 to do the work.