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How hard is it to replace the oil pan gasket? We are looking at buying this car used? Also what all would I have to do to replace this?

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It is a big job that requires dis- assembly of the exhaust system as well as other components. The most difficult part is removing the exhaust header pipe to allow the pan to drop, this will require a torch set to heat the bolts for removal. Unless you have these tools, you will have a very difficult time performing this repair.

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If AutoZone.com is right, this one isn't bad. 2-3 hours if you're good with a wrench. http://www.autozone.com/autozone/repairinfo/repairguide/repairGuideContent.jsp?pageId=0900c152800617b9

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Remove front exaust pipe about 30 min job depending on your tools 17 mm 14 mm 12 mm10mm sockets extentions rachet total job in couple hours ,if you have air tools faster its 1 of the easiest eng to replace oil pan in check to see if there is i crossmember in the way it shouldnt be only the exaust pipe in the way

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