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Old 09-22-2011, 09:24 AM
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Originally Posted by brc5 View Post
Yeah I just did this and the rubber was so old and stiff it all fell into the pan when I removed the old gasket. It just flaked apart when I worked the old gasket out. I cut the old gasket to facilitate removal but pieces fell in both when I cut it and when I tried to remove it.

I'm going to have to go the entire distance now and finish dropping the subframe completely in order to fish out the bits of dead rubber.
Remove the Oil Level Sensor, you will have access to the bottom of the oil pan and scoop out the rubber junks.
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