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oil pan gasket

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by 10 gauge, Feb 16, 2004.

  1. 10 gauge

    10 gauge Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    replacing a oil pan gasket on a 88 s 10 4x4 is it as easy as taking off the skid plate and dropping the pan and then replacing gasket and so on or is it a pain in the ass ?? also the engine is a 2.8 L V 6 . thanks for your help
     
  2. The Boss

    The Boss 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,099

    It all depends on if you can slide the pan out without it getting caught on the cross member of the frame. If that's the case, the motor will have to be seperated from the tranny and pulled up of the motor mounts.
     
  3. JMR

    JMR Senior Member
    Messages: 567

    5 Hour job for experienced technician. Just follow the step by step instructions and its a piece of cake.



    1988 Chevy Truck S10/T10 Blazer 4WD V6-173 2.8L
    Vehicle Level Engine, Cooling and Exhaust Engine Oil Pan Service and Repair



    Oil Pan Installation



    REMOVE OR DISCONNECT


    Negative battery cable.
    Dipstick.
    Drive belt splash shield.
    Raise the vehicle. Support with suitable safety stands.
    Front axle shield.
    Transfer case shield.
    Brake line clips at the crossmember.
    Second crossmember.
    Converter hanger bolts and exhaust pipe clamp at the converter (automatic transmission only).
    Exhaust pipes at manifolds and slide the pipe rearward (automatic transmission only).
    Front propeller shaft at the drive pinion.
    Engine braces at the flywheel cover and loosen the braces at the block.
    Flywheel cover.
    Starter motor bolts.
    Starter motor.
    Steering shock absorber at the frame bracket.
    Steering gear bolts.
    Mark the position of the idler arm for installation.
    Idler arm attaching bolts.
    Differential housing mounting bolts at the bracket on the right side and at the frame on the left side.
    Pull the steering gear and linkage forward.
    Move the differential housing forward.
    Motor mount through bolts.
    Raise the engine. Block in position.
    Oil from the oil pan.
    Oil pan bolts.
    Oil pan.
    Gasket.
    CLEAN


    Sealing surfaces on the engine and oil pan.
    CAUTION Before installing the oil pan, check that the sealing surfaces on the pan, cylinder case, and front cover are clean and free of oil.

    Make sure that all RTV is removed from blind attaching holes.

    INSTALL OR CONNECT


    Gasket.
    Apply sealer (GM Part No. 1052914 or equivalent) to the area shown in figure 18.
    Oil pan to the cylinder block.
    Reinforcements (37), nuts, bolts, and studs.
    Tighten

    Bolts (36) to 25 Nm (18 ft. lbs.) .
    Bolts and studs (35) and nuts (38) to 10 Nm (7 ft. lbs.) .
    Lower the engine.
    Motor mount through bolts.
    Differential housing mounting bolts.
    Idler arm attaching bolts.
    Steering gear bolts.
    Steering shock absorber at the frame bracket.
    Starter motor.
    Starter motor bolts.
    Flywheel cover.
    Engine braces at the flywheel cover.
    Front propeller shaft to the drive pinion.
    Exhaust pipes to the manifolds.
    Converter hanger bolts and exhaust pipe clamp at the converter.
    Second crossmember.
    Brake line clips at the crossmember.
    Transfer case shield.
    Front axle shield.
    Drive belt splash shield.
    Dipstick.
    Lower the vehicle.
    Proper quantity and grade of crankcase oil.
    Negative battery cable.
     
    Last edited: Feb 17, 2004
  4. The Boss

    The Boss 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,099

    Man I'm glad that's not me.:D ;)
     
  5. ratlover

    ratlover PlowSite.com Addict
    from IL
    Messages: 1,325

    Oil pans can be a PITA if you can get to em(not the case in a 4x4 s10), especially trying to start some bolts and not get the gasket outa jive. Like the Boss said.....glad it aint me

    Its an easy job its just a PITA job
     
  6. Turfmower

    Turfmower Senior Member
    Messages: 376

    Why dont you just try tighting up the bolts, first.
     
  7. 10 gauge

    10 gauge Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    son of a b!tch it would be easier to stick a rag in tha gas tank and lighter up ! yeah im glad its not me too its my little brothers truck. thanks for the info guys