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This is a discussion on oil pan within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; so i replaced the rear main and my car is still dripping oil, so i guess ill be replacing the ...

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    so i replaced the rear main and my car is still dripping oil, so i guess ill be replacing the oil pan gasket next.... can i get any advice as to whats involved? how difficult of a job is it to replace? does the engine need to be lifted? thanks for any adivce

    mike

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    well, you gonna need to get a brace to hold you engine up, then drop your k-member a lil and then drop the oil pan. that is how mine was done

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    hmmm....think i can do it in my drive way? sounds like ill have to get it up on a lift again

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    paved or concrete? just get that puppy up on 4 jack stands and you'll be ok. Make sure your motor is secure while you're pullin parts off.

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    so true, to pull the oil pan, you gonna have to lift the engine or drop the k, be careful

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    my drive way is concrete, what would i support the engine with when i yank the k member? how difficult of a job would you say this is?

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    pretty hard i'd say, we had an engine brace that mounted to the strut towers and chained to the engine

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