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3/17/17 11:08am - Original Message: 'Oil pan 79' C3'
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Weatogue, CT - USA

1979 C3 L82 350 cu in

Joined: 6/29/2015
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Can anyone advise on the oil pan removal.  Will it come off without having to raise the engine or remove steering linkage?
It's my next job to tackle.


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3/17/17 11:35am - Reply: 'Re: Oil pan 79' C3'
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Gig Harbor, WA - USA

1973 L82 4 Speed Coupe - Very original, well documented driver/survivor. 2016 Bend Regional NCRS Top Flight.

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Richard, your oil pan can be removed without raising the engine, but you will have to lower or remove the steering linkage. if you unbolt the idler arm from the passenger side and disconnect the power steering valve from the steering box, the linkage will drop drop down far enough to get the pan out. Good luck.

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3/17/17 11:52am - Reply: 'Re: Oil pan 79' C3'
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Grapevine, TX - USA

1972 LT-1 convertible with factory air.

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I think all I had to do was disconnect the idler arm bracket from the frame when I replaced my rear seal.

I used the Felpro blue one piece pan gasket.

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3/17/17 4:54pm - Reply: 'Re: Oil pan 79' C3'
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I have removed the oil pan from my 454 by just removing the idler arm. I didn't have to disconnect any of the steering linkage. It took some maneuvering but got it out and back in with just the idler arm off and the metal cover over the bottom of the flywheel, of course.
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