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Oil Pan Replacement

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by tremor, Mar 21, 2004.

  1. tremor

    tremor Registered Member

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    How difficult is changing the oil pan on an '85 Blazer? The engine is a 305. crossmembers to remove? Is there anything else that should be done while I'm in there? Pickup tube maybe? Oil pump? Any brands or styles I should avoid or look for?

    Thanks in advance.

    Steve
     
  2. 4X4HIGH

    4X4HIGH 1 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Very easy to change, nothing to remove other than the pan itself. Do yourself a favor though and buy the one piece oil pan gasket. It is about $25.00 but well worth every penny of frustration you will save yourself.
     
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    Very easy to change, nothing to remove other than the pan itself. Do yourself a favor though and buy the one piece oil pan gasket. It is about $25.00 but well worth every penny of frustration you will save yourself.


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    2nd that pan gasket!!
    If you have an auto tranny and have the big aluminum converter cover with the rods going to it, You may have to take the rods off to give you some room. but Other than that, they will just about fall out!
     
  4. tremor

    tremor Registered Member

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    There does look to be a lot of room under there. Sweet. I appreciate the one piece gasket tip too. So there is no need to change the oil pickup tube? -Steve
     

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