ENGINE - Continued
Death or serious injury could occur if compressed air is directed against the skin. Do not use compressed air for
cleaning or drying unless the pressure is/has been reduced to 30 psi (2.11 kg/cm2) or less. When working with
compressed air always use chip guards, eye protection and other personal protective equipment.
Dry the oil pan and fasteners using compressed air.
Make sure that all gasket material is removed from the oil pan mating surface. Once the oil pan is clean,
examine the oil pan for dents or cracks. Check for misalined flanges or raised surfaces surrounding the bolt
holes by placing the oil pan on a large flat surface. Replace pan as necessary.
Position a new gasket (7), on oil pan (6).
The current oil pan capscrews are coated with a locking material. Apply a drop or two of threadlock liquid (item 29,
Appendix B) to the threads of the capscrews at reassembly.
Carefully raise the oil pan (6) until it contacts the cylinder block, then install the capscrews (4) and
lockwashers (5) fingertight.
Starting with the center capscrew on each side and working alternately toward each end of the pan, tighten
the capscrews (4) to 20 ft lb (27 Nm).
Install and tighten the drain plug (1) to 30 ft lb (40.7 Nm).
Fill the oil pan with new engine oil (item 17, Appendix B), up to the full mark on the dipstick (2).
Start and run the engine for a short period of time and check for oil leaks.
Stop the engine and after about twenty minutes recheck the oil level. Add engine oil as necessary to bring
the oil level to the full mark.