Re: [Chrysler300] HELP! Can't drop oil pan on '57 300C!
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Re: [Chrysler300] HELP! Can't drop oil pan on '57 300C!



Hi, Ray:

Had a similar problem with my '64. Not sure this will work with a hemi since it weighs more than the wedge, but I finally had to unbolt the engine mounts and raise the engine enough with a jack under the damper to slip the pan out from under. I loosened the rear engine mount as well.  Engine still runs fine.

Best,
Ron Kurtz
E #292
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On Mon, 7/11/16, Ray Melton rfmelton@xxxxxxx [Chrysler300] <Chrysler300-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

 Subject: [Chrysler300] HELP! Can't drop oil pan on '57 300C!
 To: "Chrysler 300 Club, Int'l" <chrysler300@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
 Date: Monday, July 11, 2016, 5:57 PM
 
 
  
 
 
 
   
 
 
     
       
       
       
 
 I sure hope someone can help with my most recent problem! 
 We need to 
 
 replace a leaking front seal on the oil pan, but can't
 seem to wiggle 
 
 the oil pan out from under the engine, in spite of removing
 all the 
 
 suspension bits in the way!   Not enough downward clearance
 to the 
 
 crossmember at the front, and can't move pan back much
 before it hits 
 
 the transmission.
 
 
 
 The oil pan was installed with new gaskets while the engine
 was in the 
 
 car (just like now), but the transmission was out for
 rebuild, so no 
 
 clearance problems - although the crankshaft had to be
 turned back and 
 
 forth several ways in order for a big counterweight at the
 front to move 
 
 out of the way -- lots of fiddling, even back then.  But now
 with tranny 
 
 in place, it looks like there's no way.  The shop is
 thinking they might 
 
 have to try to lift the engine up by nearly an inch to
 create the 
 
 necessary clearance.  That sounds totally bizarre, and an
 enormous 
 
 amount of work!
 
 
 
 This just doesn't sound right!  What could we be doing
 wrong? Any magic 
 
 hints from anyone out there with personal experience?
 
 
 
 Ray Melton
 
 
 
 Las Cruces, New Mexico
 
 
 
 1957 Chrysler 300C  Cvt
 
 
 
 
 
     
      
 
     
     
 
 
 
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