The forward journal on the crank will prevent the pan from going low
enough to clear the cross member of the frame unless the crank is turned
so that the rod journals are laterally positioned. At that point,
nothing is sticking down low enough to hit the pan.
Mike Perry wrote:
> I read in a helpful resource site that I could change the sump gasket with
> the motor in the car if the crank was turned correctly. Has anyone ever
> done this? What type of trouble should I expect?
> Tremendously helpful people, you spitophiles are! I can't believe the time
> you all take sharing your knowledge on the 'net...here and on all the pages
> I've found. Thanks!
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