Posted by John on November 17, 2003 at 21:05:05:
In Reply to: Dropping the Oil Pan posted by Joe Toth on 17:54:18 11/16/03:
It doesn't sound like you have a copy of Don Moyers maintenance and overhaul manual. You should get one, it is highly recommended, even for those not doing a rebuild. I wouldn't normally quote from something you should buy yourself, but Don does so himself frequently on his website. To quote Don:
"Remove the twelve(12)5/16"bolts holding the oil pan to the block, six(6)on each side. The block is pinned to the oil pan by two(2)1/2" diameter straight pins; one in the same corner as the fuel pump and the other in the opposite corner by the starter. Now the block can be carefully pried loose from the pan, favoring the corners with the pins. It's convenient to have some thin wood blocks to slip under the block once it's free to keep it from falling back down on its pins." Also he reminds you to lift straight up to avoid damaging the strainer.