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Old 10-12-2007, 03:44 AM   #1
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Is it possible to have the car on the lift and remove everything that is visible and in the way of the oil pan to get the pan off? without pulling the motor
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Pretty sure you can pull the front subframe and then drop the pan. But why would you?
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Well, the guy that is tapping my pan says he doesnt feel safe doing it without the pan off : /
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The guy tapping your pan is an idiot. Use the FM instructions.

-23/32" hole
-1/2" NPT tap

Don't drill more than 1/4" or so into the pan, just barely enough to make a hole. The pickup is right behind where you have to drill. Go slow, and grease the hell out of the bit (dip the bit in thick grease). Tap the same way; again, don't go too deep. Clean everything up, thread your fitting in, throw some JBWeld on it, and hook up your return line. Pour a quart of paint thinner into the return line with the drain plug out to get the chips you missed with the grease.

Seriously, hundreds if not thousands of people have done it that way with no issues reported. Dropping your oil pan requires pulling the motor or dropping the front subframe, and it's completely unnecessary.
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+1, I would say at least hundreds of us have done it wothout removing the pan.
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Haven't we been through this with you before?
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+1, I would say at least hundreds of us have done it wothout removing the pan.

It's been done this was for over 10 years.


There's nothing on to installing a turbo kit that would require pulling an engine or dropping the pan.



I'd suggest you and your friend invest in some *****, read up, and do the tried and true way. The only one I've hear dof screwing it up is Loki, but that's because he's a silly curled hair freak.
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WTF tell that guy to go jump in a lake buy a right angle drill and have at it.
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or use a standard 19.2v drill with a regular drill bit.
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or use a standard 19.2v drill with a regular drill bit.
I got it done no prob with my 14.4V drill. Drill squeezed right in there amongst the PS, AC, etc for a straight shot.
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9.6 volt Makita right-angle FTW.

Although 1/2" NPT is the prevelant size, you can also use a 3/8" NPT. Slightly easier to drill and tap, and more compact. The ID of a 3/8" fitting is roughly the same as a -10AN fitting, which is what I am using for the rest of the drain line. It's perfectly adequate and will be slightly easier to do.

I can understand your mechanic's hesitation to go blindly drilling into the oil pan, especially since the oil pickup tube is right behind where you'll be drilling, but it is a relatively safe procedure that's been done hundreds of times.
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Well, he did it without removing all that ****
saved me a bunch.
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dude, you are lazy, lol!
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i went ahead and pulled my motor when i was prepping the engine bay for paint. I just pulled the pan then and drilled it out on a press. I never could figure out a way to make any of my cordless drills get into that tight spot. *shrug*
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I never could figure out a way to make any of my cordless drills get into that tight spot. *shrug*
The trick for me was to disconnect the P/S lines and the steering column, remove the four bolts that hold the rack to the frame, and let the steering rack hang down supported by the tie rods. Opened up plenty o' space.
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Air drills FTW
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