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Ok, I give up.......how do i get the oil pan off? Bolts are out, nothing seems to be hindering it except the silicone I see that squirted out when the last person replaced the pan. I didn't want to do too much prying before I found out if someone has a trick way of doing it.

ALSO......after I took out the engine I found this laying on the floor and I'm not sure where it came from.....it measures approx 30 mm X 45 mm with a 12 mm hole in the middle and is 2 mm thick. Some sort of spacer I assume but not sure.

Any help on these two items appreciated.
 

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If the PO used RTV type sealer, it will take a bunch to loosen up the oil pan. If you have a utility knife handy, insert the blade of the knife between the pan and block and slide it alnong the mating surface to cut through the RTV. The pan should get loose and take minimal effort to pull off. That plate is a shim for the vertical engine mounts. I believe it goes on the right mount. HTH.

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GT engine cradle spacers . . .

namba209 said:
If the PO used RTV type sealer, it will take a bunch to loosen up the oil pan. If you have a utility knife handy, insert the blade of the knife between the pan and block and slide it alnong the mating surface to cut through the RTV. The pan should get loose and take minimal effort to pull off. That plate is a shim for the vertical engine mounts. I believe it goes on the right mount. HTH.

Ron
Hmmm, not quite. There should be 2 of them, one for each side of the engine cradle. The spacer goes between the cradle and the frame rail at the innermost of the 3 mounting bolts on each side.

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O.K. Otto, looks like the PO did me in. At least I won't have to worry about it any. I won't need it for the new engine and tranny. Thanks for the update, I hate giving out bad info.

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Reason for engine cradle spacers . . .

namba209 said:
O.K. Otto, looks like the PO did me in. At least I won't have to worry about it any. I won't need it for the new engine and tranny. Thanks for the update, I hate giving out bad info.

Ron
The reason for the use of these spacers is for installing European style (Lenk) front sway bars, where the mounts attached to the engine cradle replace the spacers. This is a MUCH BETTER solution than the Addco swaybar mounts! Always wondered why they didn't implement this "factory design" mounting, as the threaded holes for the front mounting bolts are already there
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