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Anybody have any tips on removing a pan, the engine is out the bolts are off, but after 20 years the pan wont budge. 82 280zxt engine.

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I would try a rubber mallot and tap it off or try a large flat head screwdriver and pry at diferent parts of the oil pan to loosen it and get it off. Good luck.LaterZ
 

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Thanks guys, I'm just worried about bending the pan with a screw driver and causing it to leak later.

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Use a flat, thin gasket scraper, hammer it in between the pan and gasket all the way round.
It breaks the seal and you can lift it off then.
You're right, a screwdriver will bend the lip and cause leaks..............
 

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Check and make sure ALL the bolts are out. I did this once , the pan just wouldn't come off. Found one bolt on back corner and one hit and it was off! Ken
 

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you probly got it off already but you can also spray a penetrating oil around the edge and it will work its way in, and should drop off.
 
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