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How do i remove oil pan on 94 volvo 860 . transmission in the way; what is easiest to move to replace

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  • Longbow06 May 11, 2010

    My question is why are you removing the oil pan? There is no "gasket" for the pan, so you have to use a special adhesive sealant. This is a real PITA. I would avoid removing the pan unless it is absolutely necessary.



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I've taken one off already from a junk yard and it was a PITA. When I reinstall the pan I'm going to try and lift the engine with a hoist to get more clearance to get it out without removing the power steering line that are blocking the pan. The only other option is to remove those lines and it "should" come out pretty easily.

Posted on Feb 23, 2011

  • adclayton Feb 23, 2011

    This was a volvo 850.

  • adclayton Feb 23, 2011

    Just Found this, looks like you can move the lines to the side by removing some brackets:

    Preparations: Remove dipstick and raise car. (Older models: Remove engine splash
    guard). Drain engine oil and remove oil filter.
    Detach and remove:
    - the three clamps on the servo line (power steering lines)
    - the two brackets
    Detach and remove:
    - screws and nuts to the torque rod as indicated by the arrows
    OIL PAN REMOVAL Carefully move the pipes to one side so they are to the left of the division between the
    engine and the transmission. Use tie straps or similar to hold in place.
    If there is an oil thermostat, detach the cover with the oil line (the screws can be reached
    by bending the fender liner in the wheel housing to one side).
    Remove all the oil pan screws except for one at each corner.
    Use a suitable tool at the marked points to pry apart the joint so the liquid gasket releases.
    Remove the remaining screws, work the oil pan sideways, and down to the left.
    Wipe off oil and remove any gasket residue from the bottom engine surfaces using gasket
    solvent P/N 1161440-1. Scrape with a plastic scraper if necessary. Discard O-rings and
    install new rings (NOTE : there are two types of O-ring).
    If reinstalling the same oil pan, clean off using the same method. In addition, wash the
    pan in degreasing solvent and hot water internally and externally.
    Apply liquid gasket P/N 1161059-9 using a short-bristle roller P/N 9511205 on the oil
    Install oil pan, guiding the dipstick tube into its hole at the same time Use several of the
    screws to attach the oil pan loosely in place.
    Install all the screws but do not tighten.
    Press the oil pan against the transmission and tighten screws (1), (2), (3) and (4) to 2-3
    Nm (1.5-2 ft. lbs). Tighten the screws (5) first to 25 Nm (18 ft. lbs) and then to 48 Nm
    (35 ft. lbs). Tighten the other screws starting from the transmission and working forward
    in pairs to 17 Nm (13 ft. lbs).
    If there is an oil thermostat, reinstall using new gasket.
    REINSTALL THE TORQUE ROD Reinstall the torque rod using new screws and tighten to 35 Nm (26 ft.lbs) 60°, use
    protractor 951 2050.
    Note! Early type M8 screw torque to 18 Nm (13 ft. lbs) 90°
    Install nuts and tighten to 65 Nm (48 ft. lbs) 60°
    Remarks: The screws can only be reused once, then they must be knocked out of the
    bracket and replaced with a standard screw with a head. The same tightening torque
    Remove the tie straps holding the oil lines. First reinstall the front clamp without
    tightening fully. Reinstall both the others with their brackets and tighten the pipe clamp
    screws only when the lines are correctly located in position.Tighten the screw for the first clamp.
    Install new oil filter (Older cars: Reinstall engine splashguard, if fitted) and lower car.
    Top up engine oil level and reinstall the dipstick.
    Raise car and check for oil leaks from the servo line and oil pan.
    TSB about leaking from screws on the oil pan: Just needs new bolts…
    On some vehicles oil may drip form one or all of the three screws at the front edge of the
    oil pan. If oil drip is occuring at any of the mentioned screws, the screws must be
    replaced with new screws with thread sealant, P/N 981684-4. This service bulletin
    describes how to install new screws with thread sealant. New screws have been
    introduced in production from the chassis numbers listed here.
    Model Factory Chassis No.
    S70 1 519297-
    S70 2 517297-
    V70 2 478524-
    V70 AWD 2 478524- C70 J 002600-
    Screw 3 981684-4
    Oil pan, front edge screws
    Removing screws and replacing with new screws with thread sealant
    Note! Replace one screw at a time.
    - the screws x3 (A).
    - new screws, P/N 981684-4. Tightening torque 17 Nm (12.5 ft.lbs).
    WARRANTY STATEMENT: Claims may be submitted under the New Car Warranty
    when there is a documented customer complaint, using claim type 01.
    Operation No. Labor description Time allowance
    21914-2 Replacing oil pan screws 800 1993 0.2 hr
    800 1994- 0.1 hr



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