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Replace an oil pan and casket

How do i replace an oil pan and casket on a 2000 mazda protege?
it has the 1.8 engine

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  • Protechmech Jul 02, 2008

    Thanks chris07551.

    It's my daughter's car and I just didn't know if I had to deal with some crossmember or some exhaust pipe being in the way.

    I won't be able to place it on four car jack stands, however, if it's as easy as you've explained, I think I can get away with just two car jack stands. I'm willing to try that atleast.

  • babuji11 Nov 26, 2008

    I need to change the oil pan gasket in my 2000 Mazda Protege also but this is DX model with 1.6 Litre SOHC engine, and automatic FWD. Although this oil pan extends into the left drive axle. Could someone explain me how I would change this pan gasket. And I beleive the exhaust manifold has to opened up as well as it is sitting right under the oil pan.

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Ok its a front wheel drive so it will have to be put on a hoist or on 4 car jack stands to get it level
then underneith the engine there is the pan there will be a bolt if there is no bolt there will be at least 12 nuts undo all them and put on the ground slowly untill all the oil is out then drain
then remove old gasket with a scraper untill none is visable
no gasket glue is required
put all back to geather tightin bolts but not to the max fill with oil then run car till its hot then let it cool and retightin bolts again

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Fig. 1: Exploded view of the oil pan and related components for the 1990-94 1.6L engine-2.2L engine is similar


Fig. 2: Exploded view of the oil pan and related components for the 1.8L engine

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