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#21 Old 10-30-2012, 08:49 PM
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#22 Old 12-30-2012, 09:59 PM
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Just pulled this off w/o raising the engine

I just did a complete DIY replacement of the oil pan, oil/water pump, timing/serpentine belts, etc... without removing or raising the engine using your thread suggestions. I have pics to help if anyone wants to see. I understand why the labor at a shop is quoted as soooo much. It took 3 weekends, but was welll worth it.
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I just did a complete DIY replacement of the oil pan, oil/water pump, timing/serpentine belts, etc... without removing or raising the engine using your thread suggestions. I have pics to help if anyone wants to see. I understand why the labor at a shop is quoted as soooo much. It took 3 weekends, but was welll worth it.
Ok, post them,please.

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I just replaced the oil pan in my 2000 Xterra and did not have to take the front end out. It is just a little tricky to pull the front end of the drain pan out. It is a 3.5 hour job. Take your time and it will come out ok. When placing the oil pan back, it is a good idea to get the master cylinder in the up position.
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master cylinder in the up position....huh?
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master cylinder in the up position....huh?
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I just replaced the oil pan in my 2000 Xterra and did not have to take the front end out. It is just a little tricky to pull the front end of the drain pan out. It is a 3.5 hour job. Take your time and it will come out ok. When placing the oil pan back, it is a good idea to get the master cylinder in the up position.
what did he mean by "it is a good idea to get the master cylinder in the up position."
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Probably meant Cyl 1 at TDC
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just wanted to bump this thread- ive got a 2004 and the oil pan is rusted out and leaking oil.

how hard a job is it to swap out the oil pan.....it looks like its difficult to get access to with all the steering parts in the way.

my local shop is saying 3.5 hours needed to do the job- i assume its a trivial job to remove 1 part, made complex by having to remove half the front end to do the job!!!!

thanks, Bruce
why dont you look up for the site named olx.com i think you will get these oil pans there of second hand at very good price ranges.......

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What I meant by master cylinder is that once you undo all the bolts, that at the front of the oil pan the bottom of the arm of the front piston may keep you from getting the oil pan out. If you do a quick turn of the ignition key, NOT TO TURN IT OVER but to turn the piston a little, it will move up allowing you to get the oil pan out easier.
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