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Old 03-23-2009, 03:44 PM
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Originally Posted by NFS View Post
Sorry to bring this thread back from the dead, but on the V8 do you need to drop the subframe to replace the oil pan gasket? I have a leaking oilpan gasket on my 540 and wonder if it an easy DIY?
No, you don't have to mess with the frame; just remove the large black shield that protects the under-carriage to access the oil pan. Remove the bolts, the bottom drops down, and you cal clean off the old gasket material. replace the new gasket and reinstall. Torque the bolts properly; don't overdo it or you'll shear them.

Definitely DIY.
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