Some engines torque all oil pan bolts identically. Begin by applying light engine oil to the undersides of the bolt heads and to the threads of the oil pan bolts. If the transmission does not contain drain plug, loosen transmission oil pan bolts and remove side and front bolts. . Whatever the torque specifications, there is a specific sequence for torquing the oil pan bolts. After 40 years of working on cars, I'm sure they know better than me, 99 times out of 100. The inside of the pan should be clean and free of metal shavings or debris.
In other words, if the ft wrench is off by 3 it equates to 36 inch or roughly half the total torque on these small bolts. Well, if everyone did that though Heli-Coil etc etc wouldn't be so frequently used! At least I know that Chevy stands behind its products and treats its customers with dignity and respect, and actually does the service when you have an appointment scheduled unlike ford which requires two visits, one to diagnose the problem while you wait and then the tech orders the parts since they don't stock parts and once they get approval to perform the warranty service assuming ford grants approval , and then another appointment to have the part installed. Engine oil pan bolts range in torque from seven foot-pounds to 22 ft-lb or more for large engines with heavier pans and bolts. Clean transmission oil pan surface with rag and cleaning solvent this pan can be reused. Then tighten the bolts in between the corner bolts working toward the center. If I can save one customer from making a huge mistake buying a ford especially from one of these dealers, I will have done my good deed saving someone from a huge mistake. Hint: while the pan is off the engine, check the bolt holes for indentations from overtorque, if they are indented, you will not get a good seal.
Just consider the ft pound wrench is 12 x more course than the inch pound. So I go by the factory recommendations. This plug is pushed into the hole as the dip stick is being installed. The inside of the pan should be clean and free of metal shavings or debris. You should always consult the manufacturer's recommendations as to the proper torque to use on oil pan bolts. You should always consult the manufacturer's recommendations as to the proper torque to use on oil pan bolts. Install new transmission oil pan gasket.
Repeat the same pattern as before and tighten all the oil pan bolts to their full torque. Start and run the vehicle at a high idle. I also heard this is a reusable pan gasket, is that true? Adhering to the suggested maintenance will ensure the vehicle's transmission will continue to work properly, and will assist in preventing future damage. Tighten the four corner bolts of the oil pan first. If ya used a quality rubber gasket, you should be able to reuse. Use the torque wrench to tighten the bolts to half their recommended torque. And that is why an inch pound wrench is needed.
If pan does not come off freely, carefully pry on corners with a standard screwdriver. Lesson learned the hard way. Set the vehicle in park and apply parking brake. Use this information at your own risk. I have one less than a year old that is leaking and ford refuses to honor the new vehicle warranty and stop the leaking transmission.
And for every sale these company's lose I will smile. That feeling when torquing down a bolt and it keeps going and never gets to torque. Check transmission fluid and add ½ quart at a time until fluid level is reached. The owner of this site may be a member of various diesel related forums which may be referenced on these pages. Once you've torqued the bolts and filled the engine with oil, you should run the engine for five minutes to bring it up to normal operating temperature.
Don't use Moly oil or other high performance lubricants on the bolts as this may increase the torque requirements beyond manufacturer's recommendations. Ensure the filter seals come off of transmission. Insert the oil pan bolts and finger tighten them so that the pan fits snugly against the bottom of the engine. So according to you, that means you should flush it right? Install the oil pan gasket and set the oil pan in place. Others may require torquing the rear bolts differently from the front bolts.
I never install gaskets wet. I put it on dry. Lift the vehicle off ground with a jack, and support with jack stands on all four sides of the vehicle. So anyone who lives in central Florida or is considering to visit, I would highly advised you to avoid autonation ford and don reid ford, even mullinax ford would not even schedule a service appointment once they learned ford was involved. If ya used a quality rubber gasket, you should be able to reuse. After 40 years of working on cars, I'm sure they know better than me, 99 times out of 100. Tighten the four corner bolts of the oil pan first.
You're preaching to the choir, brother. The manufacturer's names or trademarks used herein are referenced solely for identification purposes and are not intended by superdutypsd. Engine oil pan bolts range in torque from seven foot-pounds to 22 ft-lb or more for large engines with heavier pans and bolts. Repeat the same pattern as before and tighten all the oil pan bolts to their full torque. Recheck all bolts after about 500 miles. A brand new ford is worthless with its new vehicle warranty that ford refuses to honor and since i've reported the issue to ford customer service no dealer will touch it.