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kid vishus
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posted 08-03-2002 11:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for kid vishus   Click Here to Email kid vishus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here's the story, KK's truck (84 F150 with a 300 inline 6) sheared the roll pin on the dizzy, when I took the distributor out, the gear stayed in the motor. No big deal, I took my magnet and reached down there, got ahold of it, and started to pull it out. I got it clear to the top of the hole, and it got mildy stuck, then proceeded to fall back into the motor, and fell down into the pan.

My question is, will the pan come off without having to pull the motor? I know we cant drive it anywhere with that stupid distributor gear in the pan, but I really dont like the idea of having to pull the motor just to get the pan offto get that out of there.

We were planning on getting a new dizzy from Autozone or someplace like that instead of messing around putting the gear back on that high mileage factory distributor (less work).

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68F100
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posted 08-03-2002 11:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68F100   Click Here to Email 68F100     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
According to my Chilton manual, you can remove the pan without pulling the engine, but it says you have to take out the radiator, unbolt the motor mounts, jack the engine up, support it by putting blocks under the motor mounts, and then take off the pan.

Doesn't sound much more fun than taking it out.

Good luck.

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68F100
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posted 08-03-2002 11:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68F100   Click Here to Email 68F100     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Oh yeah...if ya want all the details from the Chilton manual, I can retype it here for ya.

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kid vishus
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posted 08-04-2002 10:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for kid vishus   Click Here to Email kid vishus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That doesnt sound like much fun. But it does sound better than pulling the motor. At least a little bit.

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DidgeyTrucker
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posted 08-04-2002 11:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for DidgeyTrucker   Click Here to Email DidgeyTrucker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You usually have to remove the oil pump and drop it into the pan to have enough clearance. The pan still has to clear the main caps and crank throws. You will probably have to raise the motor a little. Use a floor jack BEFORE you remove the pan!

Tracy

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Racerguy
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posted 08-04-2002 12:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Racerguy   Click Here to Email Racerguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If it was mine I'd probably leave the gear in the pan and drive it. It should sit at the bottom and not cause any problems.

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68F100
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posted 08-04-2002 04:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68F100   Click Here to Email 68F100     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Tracy is right. The manual says to drop the oil pump into the pan so you can get the pan off. Sorry I forgot that little bit.

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MLariviere
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posted 08-04-2002 10:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MLariviere   Click Here to Email MLariviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It can be done,you'll just have to be real good at putting on the pan gasket.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 08-05-2002 07:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I would take it out too, to be able to sleep at night. But I've known a few people that have left parts like that in the crankcase with no ill effects.

I've seen lots of floatsam in engines I've opened up!

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