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My oil pan stuck on 1998 chevy express.ALL 13 BOLTS ARE OUT AND PAN STILL WONT COME DOWN

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Most of those oil pans were sealed with silicone RTV sealant. First thing to do slam the door on your hand so you will be about half mad .Then drive a screwdriver in between pan and block. You can straighten it later when you get it off. Good luck.

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Replacing oil pan gasket 1998 chevy silverado 305

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