How to Remove an Engine Oil Pan

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Remove the oil pan from an engine using an air ratchet even though the bolts, or studs, shouldn't be too tight; learn how in this free auto-repair video on car remodeling.

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Hi, I'm Doug, I work with 20 great guys in Saint Lois at Doug Jenkins Custom Hot Rods and we are going to do some work for you today on expert village. We are taking the oil pan off the motor now. Mark's decided that the other oil pan will fit pretty well. He's using an air ratcheted if you don't have one just work longer. I got an award one year at a race track back in my home state for the best sportsmanship, you know the nicest guy at the racetrack. I think it was just because I had the nicest tools, I always showed up with a welder, and an compressor, and a bunch of air tools and everybody was my friend. So I think they just gave me that trophy to encourage me to keep bringing my tools the following year. These bolts are just barely past finger tight, you don't tighten up oil pan bolts to tight so they come right out of there. The bolts on the ends are usually studs instead of bolts. Loosening it up here to get the oil pan out of the way. He would of already made sure that the dipstick tube was removed if it was already in the engine this made the crate engine didn't come with a dipstick in it already. "What are those pieces." These, they are just a, they are for clamping, for just kind of spreading the clamping force. It isn't the gasket though No, here's the gasket here, we leave that in place, we'll use it.


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