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Old 01-27-2011, 02:03 AM
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Changing oil pan gasket on a 71 F100?

Picked up a 1971 F100 last Saturday with a 240 inline six, three on a tree, long bed, manual brakes and manual steering, no a/c, radio delete. Pretty much my dream truck since I was kid. Anyways I need to change the gasket on the oil pan, do I just drop the pan and let it lay on the crossmember to change the gasket? Or can I slide it out to change the gasket without banging into the oil pickup?

I don't need to raise the motor do I?

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I think if it was me I'd pull the motor and replace the pan gasket, front & rear main seals, and possibly the cam cover and lifter cover gasket too. I'd do the valve cover gasket too just for good measure.

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