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post #11 of (permalink) Old 03-28-2002, 09:24 PM
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Re: Dropping Oil Pan

The 258 could be different, but I just don't see how the motor mount could be in the way. If anything, crawl underneath and see if you can eyeball all the bolts. Good luck!
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Re: Dropping Oil Pan

I also have removed mine a few times in the past few weeks.I DID NOT REMOVE the motor mount but I did loosen it up and pry the engine sideways enough to get the bolts out.Getting the pan down may be easier than trying to get it back up without dislodging the gasket and giveing yourself more grief,if you try it without loosening it up at least.
I did remove the starter and I disconected the front of the driveshaft just to make the job easier on myself.
You may need to jack it up from the frame to allow your axel to droop and gain the room to remove the pan,depending on if it is stock or lifted..I supported the trans from underneath with a floor jack to loosen the motor mount.
Be sure you note where the bigger bolts (4) go when you are removing them.
The one piece gasket is FEL-PRO # OS 34308 R FOR JEEP 4.0 1992 -93 ,I got it from Auto Zone.

If that is the original oil pan and has never been removed ,PREPARE for a major battle.I had to chisel mine off with a spakeling knife and hammer.At least mine was on an engine stand at the time.
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Re: Dropping Oil Pan

Well, I did have to loosen the motor mount, but I didn't have to take it out. Although I haven't tried to put it back on. I did find, however, one small piece of metal, I looked from the bottom of the engine and nothing seemed broke off, but it has me worried, pieces of metal shouldn't be laying in the oil pan, I cut the oil filter off and checked for metal but it didn't seem to have anything noticable. I guess I'll keep running her till she decideds not too. thanks for all the help guys,

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Re: Dropping Oil Pan

Is it a half mooned shape piece of metal? I had the same problem and it was a piston skirt, probably would have ran for a while but I rebuilt her anyway.
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It wasn't very big, about 1/4" square roughly, but not half-mooned shaped. It had a slight bend in it, I was trying to see if it was aluminum or steel but by the time I found a magnet, I lost the piece. It's getting thrown together no matter what, only time will tell if it was bad piece of metal or not.
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Actually, to get to the bolts, you can use a 1/4" drive socket and side grind it down real short. That's what we did tonight.

It looks like we still have to remove that mount though to remove the entire pan.
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