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Oil Pan Gasket Replacement / Oil Pan Removal

I need to replace the Oil Pan Gasket on a 1998 Oldsmobile Silhouette. I took a look under the van and it looked like I just need to remove the starter and then I should be able to get the oil pan off? Although...I have read on some forums online that the oil pan gasket requires the motor to be raised? So this job is really easy or much harder then I thought. Does the old pan removal require this motor to be raised? Thank you!

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Marvin

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SOURCE: Oil Pan Gasket Leak

have the engine cleaned of all oil then recheck, an oil pan gasket doesn't leak in a manner you are discribing.

Posted on Sep 01, 2009

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SOURCE: Oil lite came on right after oil pan gasket

Hi. This issue has several causes, but the oil light indicator is a strong sign of low pressure in the engine. This will cause the engine lubrication rate to drop, thus, producing a illuminated oil light, and erratic Oil pressure readings. The necessary actions are to have a manual oil pressure test ran on this engine, asap. When running a manual oil pressure test, you will discover if the true oil pressure is low, or normal. If the test proves that the oil pressure is, indeed, low, this will confirm that the Oil pump is suspect.

Now, if the true readings given during the manual oil pressure test are indicating that the pressure is normal, this will be the result of a failed sending unit(oil pressure switch).

Posted on Dec 23, 2009

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Ronnie Wilson

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SOURCE: Oil lite came on right after oil pan gasket

Be SURE the SENSORS OIL PRESSURE and if APPLICABLE OIL LEVEL SENSOR Are Good and TEST OIL PRESSURE MANUALY These Procedures WILL Locate the Problem

Posted on Dec 23, 2009

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YOUR OIL PAN GASKET IS ATTACH TO TOP OF OIL PAN.WHICH SEAL TO ENGINE BLOCK.YOU NEED A HAYNES REPAIR BECAUSE YOU HAVE TO REMOVE RIGHT MANY THINGS TO GET OIL PAN OFF TO GET TO GASKET.

Posted on Feb 24, 2010

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  2. Raise the vehicle.
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  4. Remove the oil filter adapter.
  5. Remove the starter.
  6. Remove the flywheel inspection cover.
  7. Remove the engine mount through bolts.
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  1. Remove the oil pan nuts and bolts. Note the location of any studs to assist reassembly.
  2. Remove the engine oil pan and the gasket.
  3. Clean all sealing surfaces. Refer to Oil Pan Clean and Inspect under Engine Unit Repair.
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  1. Install the engine oil pan and a NEW gasket. Refer to Oil Pan Installation under Engine Unit Repair.
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