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'95 K2500 Oil Pan

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by procut, Nov 27, 2012.

  1. procut

    procut Senior Member
    Messages: 903

    I have a '95 K2500 with a 350 that needs an oil pan. Just looking at it, it seems as if you just need to remove one cross brace and you can drop the pan. Looking around online some sources say that is all you need to do, but others say you need to loosen motor mounts and lift up the engine, remove part of the exhaust, ect.

    Considering a new pan and gasket is only like $60 and the dealer quoted almost $700 I figure it can't be as easy as just droping the pan and slapping on a new one.

    I know this is a fairly common problem, so someoene here must know.

  2. mrplow69

    mrplow69 Junior Member
    from canada
    Messages: 8

    im pretty sure you have to removed the front diff also, dont think you have to remove any of the exhaust, just cross brace and diff
  3. cubicinches

    cubicinches PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,415

    If you lower the front diff by just removing the mounting bolts, it eliminates the need to raise the engine... It doesnt need to be removed, just lowered. It'll be supported by the axles. Much easier than trying to raise the engine.

    You will need to remove the transmission inspection cover and the braces which are attached to it, the starter, and possibly the oil filter remote which may have lines to an external oil cooler if it has one. It's not a terrible job, but it's kinda involved. Easiest on a lift, obviously. I've recently done a '98 and a '99 which are VIN R engines. It's been awhile since I've done an earlier one ('95 is a VIN K engine), but I'm pretty sure you don't have to screw with the exhaust... you don't have to on the later ones.
  4. procut

    procut Senior Member
    Messages: 903

    Ended up finding a guy to do it dirt cheap, Thanks for the replies, though.