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Old 02-24-2013, 10:32 PM
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w108 oil pan removal

Can the oil pan be removed from a w108 with the engine in situ? Ie, will it slide off once it's loose, or will it hit a main bearing cap or something else and get wedged between it and the crossmember?
The lower oil pan, oil pump and timing cover are already off.
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Old 02-25-2013, 08:54 PM
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The Chilton's manual from the time says....

"Early models had a three-point engine suspension, and the oil pan could be removed without pulling the engine from the chassis. Since 1959, a four-point engine suspension has been employed and the engine must be removed before the oil pan can be taken off."
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Old 02-25-2013, 09:44 PM
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Thanks! The problem with Chilton is they cover a bunch of different models, so it's hard to know which model/engine they are talking about.
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Old 02-25-2013, 10:27 PM
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Can't hurt to try. if it does not come off you can lift the engine until it does. Is it a one piece pan? I will not hit main caps as the engine is a Y block with skirts well below the crankshaft but it might hit the crank itself. here's a pick of the crankshaft: That's a 5.6 crankshaft in there so it's slightly larger.

http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/vintage-mercedes/323834-any-harm-putting-m110-engine-stand-2.html
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Old 02-25-2013, 11:54 PM
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Hi Tony,

>Can't hurt to try. if it does not come off you can lift the engine until it does.

That's what I am thinking.

>Is it a one piece pan?

No. I already have the lower pan and the oil pump out.

>I will not hit main caps as the engine is a Y block

That's what I needed to know, thanks!

> but it might hit the crank itself.

I should be able to rotate it out of the way.
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Old 03-04-2013, 10:11 PM
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The oil pan is out! I loosened the engine mounts and jacked up the engine (by the bellhousing) as high as it would go (2-3 inches, no heads on there now) and it slid right out!
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