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If its time to change the oil drain the oil and replace the oil pan gasket and the drain plug if needed then remove the bolts from the pan and replace the gasket.

Posted on Feb 25, 2009

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    Dave Farris Dec 10, 2013

    Remove drain plug to drain remaining oil. Remove the oil pan bolts and gently pry the oil pan loose. Clean oil pan well. Remove the remaining gasket from pan and where it mounts. Replace gasket and remount oil pan. Add oil and inspect for any further leaks.

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