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To replace oil pan gasket, lift with hoist (cherry picker) or jack from under

Not sure if I should try to find a hook-up for a chain on top, or floor-jack from transmission area to get oil pan gasket replaced

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Lift it from the top. You can chain from the exhaust manifold if no hooks are present on the block.

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