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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-10-2007, 09:20 AM Thread Starter
 
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CJ7 258 Oil Pan Gasket

Hi guys,

I have a leaky oil pan gasket, leaks kinda bad up near the timing cover. Anyway my dad has a brand new gasket and I plan to install it soon. My question is do I have to do anything special to be able to drop the pan? It's the 258 straight 6 motor.

With my F150 that I had you had to un bolt the motor mounts and lift the motor about 4 inches to get the damn pan out. I'm hoping I don't have to do anything like this with the Jeep. Let me know! Thanks in advance


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Its not so bad. There may be a small cross brace to remove. I recall one fasterer on one side difficult to get at. Might have been motor mount interference. Its wasn't too difficult or frustrating. I think I had to loosen a mount and pry it away for clearance.
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I had to unbolt the motor mounts and lift the Jeep by the frame to allow the diff to hang on the springs.
With the pan off, you can see the timing chain .... just barely but you can see enough to see if it's time to replace.

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I believe there are some different shaped oil pans out there. Mine came from an Eagle and is a rear sump which I armour plated and extended the dipstick tube. Maybe some pose more clearance issues than others? I don't remember any problem with the front axle being in the way.
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Hmm, alright I guess I'll just have to get under there and see how it goes. I just wanted to be prepared. It's an 86 with an auto tranny if that makes a difference.
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On my CJ7 the passenger-side motor mount has to be removed to allow the pan to drop down.

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