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Old 12-04-2001, 10:01 PM
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Oil Pan Removal

I have a 1986 2.3-16V. The MB manual says it is possible to remove the oil pan on this car without removing the engine. I crawled under the car and it looks like the rear part of the oil pan will not clear the crossmember. Has anybody done this? Any tips will be appreciated.

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Old 12-05-2001, 08:46 AM
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Yes you can remove the oil pan in the car!
I do that all of the time on my race car. Takes me about 2 hrs to R & R. On your car with AC the factory time is 4.5 hrs!
MAKE sure to remove the coolant hoses when lifting the motor off of the motor mounts.
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Old 12-05-2001, 06:35 PM
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Thanks for the info. So, it sounds like I will have to remove the motor mounts and lift the engine from above for the oil pan to clear the cross member. Is my assumption correct? Also, will I have to disconnect my AC lines?

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