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Old 09-17-2021, 12:24 PM   #1
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Default Trick for removing oil pan singlehanded

As part of putting a new Burtz block in my roadster, I had to remove the oil pan from the old block. After draining the oil, I knew there was still oil in the drip pan and that the pump would drop along with the pan. Not wanting to drip more old oil onto the floor, I came up with a method of lowering the pan slowly and evenly. Taking a scissors jack, I put a thin wood board across the top, tied in place with zip-ties. I was able to get the pan low enough to slip the jack out, grab the pan and not make a big mess. Even so, I had a large pan filled with cat litter under the jack just to make sure.
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Old 09-17-2021, 12:29 PM   #2
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Good idea Vern. As I get older I have to adapt and lifting and lowering cumbersome items requires a technique change!
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Old 09-17-2021, 12:30 PM   #3
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There is a tool to hold the oil pump in place. Snyders part No. A 6621-R. Almost mandatory when putting the oil pump back in and reinstalling the pan.
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As part of putting a new Burtz block in my roadster, I had to remove the oil pan from the old block. After draining the oil, I knew there was still oil in the drip pan and that the pump would drop along with the pan. Not wanting to drip more old oil onto the floor, I came up with a method of lowering the pan slowly and evenly. Taking a scissors jack, I put a thin wood board across the top, tied in place with zip-ties. I was able to get the pan low enough to slip the jack out, grab the pan and not make a big mess. Even so, I had a large pan filled with cat litter under the jack just to make sure.
Some kitty litters are flammable. Make sure you are using clay-based litter, not bio-degradeable.
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As part of putting a new Burtz block in my roadster, I had to remove the oil pan from the old block. After draining the oil, I knew there was still oil in the drip pan and that the pump would drop along with the pan. Not wanting to drip more old oil onto the floor, I came up with a method of lowering the pan slowly and evenly. Taking a scissors jack, I put a thin wood board across the top, tied in place with zip-ties. I was able to get the pan low enough to slip the jack out, grab the pan and not make a big mess. Even so, I had a large pan filled with cat litter under the jack just to make sure.
Hi Vern,
That sounds like a super idea ! I Don't plan on dropping the pan anytime soon, but that looks like it would work out well !

Thanks Scotty
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