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Old 05-26-2006, 11:59 AM   #1  
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any issues droping oil pan to clean??

any issues droping oil pan to clean?? just thought to clean it out before changing to shaeffers oil..
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Old 05-26-2006, 12:36 PM   #2  
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Not really any need to drop the pan if you are changing oil to synthetic. Just change it as normal. Pan dropping is an overkill IMHO.
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Old 05-26-2006, 02:43 PM   #3  
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When I worked at an auto shop and had access to very cheap bulk oil, I used to sort of "flush" my Jeep when I changed the oil. I would drain it, then leave the drain plug out and pump clean oil in the top until the oil came out clean. Usually only took a couple extra quarts. Dropping the oil pan just seems like an unnecessary job unless something either got in the oil, or you KNOW there is a lot of metal in there.
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I think that you better look again, more involved than you think getting the oil pan off
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I think that you better look again, more involved than you think getting the oil pan off
Hahaha, if a 3rd Gen is like a 2nd Gen when it comes to the oil pan there is no way I would even consider dropping the pan just because I was changing to synthetic. The proper way to do it is by removing the transmission, transfer case and front driveshaft or you can just take off the front axle, whichever way floats your boat.

Seriously though, no need to drop it as has already been mentioned.
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you can just lift the engine to get the pan out a bit, but like everyone says are you crazy//// thats a sh$tty job just to clean it.
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There is a company that makes a flush kit for engines. It is used by some shops to clean out the sumps etc. My friend used to machine parts for that company and I cant think of the name of it. I am sure a search would find it if your so inclined to look for it. I think the normal charge is around $100.00 if I remember correctly.

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ok - it was just a question and a thought to be doing something one morning instead of just seating here..

I think I will look into what HOSS did and put in a 3 inch concrete bedliner to give a bettr ride..
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Beaking the seal and pulling the oil pan!
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Old 05-27-2006, 11:10 PM   #10  
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YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING

That would be like dismounting your tires to replace the air.

Even if you left a few qts. of your old oil in the pan what can possibly happen?

Maybe the two different oils are going to be mad at each other and decide not to do their job and cling to the sides of the oil pan refusing to enter the oil pump pick-up!

Maybe If they decide not to mix with each other they will have to slip and slide against each other.....oh that sounds like some very high friction does'nt it!

Maybe the good oil will hang out with cyl's 1,2 & 3 and the bad oil will hang out with cyl's 4,5 & 6 and those will wear faster!

I hope you get all the oil out because mixing is a terrible thing
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ok - it was just a question and a thought to be doing something one morning instead of just seating here..

I think I will look into what HOSS did and put in a 3 inch concrete bedliner to give a bettr ride..
Well if you are that bored, I got a few acres that need to be cut with nail clippers....

Seriously, while the engine is hot (after a good run) put in a quart of motor flush and let it idle for about 5 min then shut it off and pull the drain plug. Let it drain overnight, change the filter and you won't have more than a few ounces of the old oil left.
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Just change the oil as normal!
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