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OIL PAN GASKET - SHORT CUT POSSIBLE?
mgregorio1953
OK, I admit it, I screwed up... while pulling the head to replace the head gasket, I bumped the timing chain rails and they cracked. So, of course, this necessitated removing the timing cover, which, of course, took some of the oil pan gasket with it.

So, my question is, has ANYONE tried to splice in some gasket for the forward section?? I know this sounds stupid, but they may be some backyard method that someone has gotten lucky with.

The gasket material at the point where the cover joins the block is OK, my though was to make a razor edge and match a piece of a new gasket to it, and slather on the Permatex...

I guess I am hoping that someone has figured something out before I jack the motor and R&R the pan gasket. This job has already taken me WAY longer than I thought...

I know this is along shot, but help me out here, gang....thanks

Marc G.
 
ps2cho
It happens....cars are a PIA.
The thing I would be concerned about is pieces of the broken chain guides sitting at the bottom of the pan. IMO I would remove the pan for piece of mind.

To remove the pan you will need to use a 2x4 on a jack and get the engine as high as you can (watch coolant hoses) so that the rear of the pan can clear the crossmember.

Also since you have the fan clutch bearing bracket off, check the back of the bearing and make sure it is OK. You don't want a fan clutch taking flight...

-Robert
1988 Pearl Grey Metallic Mercedes 300TE - 114,000mi
1987 Black Mercedes 260E - 92,500mi
2002 Silver CLK320 (Girlfriends) - 104k
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silversleeves2
Have you got any tips on the chain rail replacement procedure? Though i just did my head gasket I did not replace the guide rail and to alleviate my anxiety about this part I wouldn't mind getting it sorted.
Cheers,
Jamie
1991 300te 4matic.
 
Merkey
Not really any shortcuts, follow the service manual available here... but don't try to do this without removing the steering cross link and damper... It LOOKS like you can do it, and it can be done, but its a PITA to get the oil pan back in without disturbing the gasket. Just get that link and damper outta the way and its SO much easier!
Easy with an engine hoist to lift the engine from above, but we did it with a jack from below. lifting the engine up, and putting blocks of wood between the mounts and frame. Make sure you protect the die cast oil pan and spread the load with a piece of wood, and rags.
Not easy, but doable in a few hours....
Not as easy as my 1973 Chevy K10... Drain oil, undo bolts, take oil pan off, replace gasket, refit and refill... took me 40 Min's!
 
brandonmillsap
mgregorio1953 wrote:
OK, I admit it, I screwed up... while pulling the head to replace the head gasket, I bumped the timing chain rails and they cracked. So, of course, this necessitated removing the timing cover, which, of course, took some of the oil pan gasket with it.

So, my question is, has ANYONE tried to splice in some
gasket for the forward section?? I know this sounds stupid, but they may be some backyard method that someone has gotten lucky with.

The gasket material at the point where the cover joins the block is OK, my though was to make a razor edge and match a piece of a new gasket to it, and slather on the Permatex...

I guess I am hoping that someone has figured something out before I jack the motor and R&R the pan gasket. This job has already taken me WAY longer than I thought...

I know this is along shot, but help me out here, gang....thanks

Marc G.


Not sure what you want to try to do here..but I am actually giving this a shot as well. Grin
 
abaddsm
I am going in as well and planning on replacing the oil pan gasket. I like the idea of using the blocks between the engine mounts and the frame to lift the engine up 4 inches or so. Would 4x4 blocks work? ANyone else chime in on the non engine lift version?Grin
 
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