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skips69
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posted 01-23-2003 08:00 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for skips69   Click Here to Email skips69     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A friend has persuaded me to help him change the oil pan gasket and (possibly) the rear main seal on his 94' F150 this weekend. It is a 4wd and I believe it has the 5.0 in it. Since it is not my truck and I am not overly familiar with it, a couple questions: 1) Can the oil pan gasket be changed by just dropping the pan, or will the engine need to be lifted by taking out the through bolts on the motor mounts? Had to do this on a 90' Mustang GT once, what a pain! 2) If we decide to go for the rear main, what needs to be done here - drop the tranny? I imagine so, so please respond with any tips in this area. I will be trying to persuade him to wait until a later date and see if the oil pan gasket cures his woes. Has been leaking about 2 quarts per gas fill up for at least the last 7 months that I know of. Not good, I have been on him to get this taken care of, and now he has asked for my help, so what can I do.............

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 01-23-2003 08:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Since it's a 4x4, it will be a pain, with that front axle in your face. Start early Saturday.

You won't need to drop the tranny. Here's info on the seal:

https://mustangsandmore.com/ubb/Forum1/HTML/006301.html

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 01-23-2003 08:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by SteveLaRiviere:
You won't need to drop the tranny.

On second thought, you will if that's a one piece seal. I'll check in a bit...

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 01-23-2003 08:58 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Another thing: That oil leak could be caused by a rusted-through oil pan. That's very common on these.

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skips69
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posted 01-23-2003 03:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for skips69   Click Here to Email skips69     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Oh, I expect it to be a pain alright. I hadn't heard of the oil pans being weak and rusting through on these, so I'll give that some closer inspection when I am under there as well. I had a 90' Mustang GT that was leaking oil very bad such as this truck several years ago. I changed the valve cover gaskets - still leaked. I changed the oil pan gasket - still leaked. I changed the rear main seal - still leaked. In frustration, I bought another 5.0 engine out of a wrecked 91' GT and replaced all the gaskets on it while on the engine stand. It was complete and I heard it run before I bought it. I was tired of screwing with this car and was going to take care of the leak once and for all by changing out the engine - couldn't find anyhting else wrong and definately leaking from the rear somewhere. As soon as I had the old engine clear of the firewall I found my leak - It was the $3.00 PCV valve! The screen was plugged and oil had been pouring out of it all this time. I never did see the thing until the engine was out due to it tucking in below the firewall. Yes, I was pissed, but I learned that day as well. So, I will be checking on that as well when I get over to his garage this weekend. Just looking for tips from someone who has worked on the same areas on the same type of vehicle. I know that Mustang was a real pain to get at due to siting so low and having so much electrical and sensory stuff in the way. Hopefully the truck will be easier to get around on (had forgotten about the axle though).

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posted 01-23-2003 04:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
As a matter of fact, Mike just had to change the oil pan on his '95 5.0 just a little while ago.

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BLstangin
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posted 01-23-2003 06:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for BLstangin   Click Here to Email BLstangin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Check out this link where I explain how to change and oil pan gasket on this type of truck. You would have to either pull the motor or drop the tranny to put in the rear engine seal, because it is a one piece seal. I would bet that it is just the oil pan gasket, as they were rubber and liked to push out the side with time, and then leak big time. Brandon.
https://mustangsandmore.com/ubb/Forum9/HTML/000702.html

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MLariviere
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posted 01-23-2003 11:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MLariviere   Click Here to Email MLariviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by SteveLaRiviere:
As a matter of fact, Mike just had to change the oil pan on his '95 5.0 just a little while ago.



I haven't done it yet. I just slapped another coat of POR-15 on it. This spring.

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