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Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: In the 916 with 925 digits
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I just did this a month ago, and its not an easy thing to do.
You need a lift, makes things a lot easier. And a few strong buddies.
-Take off the hole intake system to the manifold.
-Take out the dipstick and the pipe it does in.
-Take off the two nuts for the engine mounts. They are on top. (get to them from the top of the engine bay, not bottom.) One you will see after you take off the intake system, the other is open.
-You need something that can support and lift the engine. Because you are going to have to take off the crossmember piece. And the engine rests on that.
-The power steering fuild box thing... has a hose that goes to the bottom, I think there is two, but you need to just take off one. Its the one closest to you if you stand on the front left edge of the car... if that makes any sence.
-Take off the larger belt.
-You need to unbolt one of the bolts on the P/S pump and swing the pump up. Because the pan gets stuck on it when you take it off. You will see what I mean.
-Also you need to disconnect the steering joint. Mark how it was put in, so you dont have to get it alighned later.
-Have the engine supported and unbolt the 4 bolts (2 on eachside) where the control arm bushings are. After do the 4 main crossmember bolts (2 on each side) and it should all drop down.. Catch it though.
-Unbolt the pan, there is two treacky bolts in the tranny case, there is two holes on the bottom for them.
-Take off pan and make sure its very clean, put on new gasket and use a lot of sealant, espiecially on the back side.
-When puttin on the pan, use string to hold it down, so the gasket and the sealant stuff dont move around.
-Have it tigthen down by hand, and take out the strings. The engines are vacuum presured, so the gasket needs to be put in well.
-Put everything back in.
I don't think Im forgetting anything... except spend the $55 to get a Bentley manual, its worth it. This takes about 3 or so hours to do.