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Stuck oil pan!
#1356451 Tue Apr 21 2020 07:23 PM
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Sean e Offline OP
Wrench Fetcher
I have a 55 Bel Air with a 235 engine and I am removing the oil pan. I removed 11 bolts on each side but pan is stuck. Friend recommended putty knife all the way around but difficult access with no success. Any suggestions, thanks

Re: Stuck oil pan!
Sean e #1356454 Tue Apr 21 2020 07:37 PM
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Posts: 21,019
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Boltergeist
Use a Propane torch to warm up the flange and soften whatever gasket glue was used the last time the pan was installed. Obviously, clean off as much accumulated oil and grease as possible before applying heat. If you're the type of timid stovebolter who wears lace on his drawers and gets a case of the vapors at even the mention of a flame, use a heavy duty heat gun instead of a torch! I keep an air hose and a blow gun handy to blow out the fire in case I get a little over-zealous with the heat.

PSA: Saying "Bel Air" on a truck forum will get your knuckles rapped with a big crescent wrench by one of the moderators!
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Re: Stuck oil pan!
Sean e #1356459 Tue Apr 21 2020 07:47 PM
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Sean e Offline OP
Wrench Fetcher
Thanks Jerry, I was hoping I’d get a pass with the 235, thanks again.

Re: Stuck oil pan!
Sean e #1356465 Tue Apr 21 2020 08:14 PM
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Grease Monkey, Moderator General Truck Talk & Greasy Spoon
Rap rap rap.

BTW, I do report these “Car related posts” to the appropriate Moderators. Most move them to the Greasy Spoon where we have agreed they belong, but, some choose to allow this to become a all inclusive site.

eeeek


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Re: Stuck oil pan!
Justhorsenround #1356477 Tue Apr 21 2020 09:08 PM
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Hello Sean e, welcome to Stovebolt.com

This site is for pre-1973 Chevy/GMC trucks.

As long as you keep your posts here about the mechanical bits of the drive train that interchange with the trucks, you are fine(until the editors tell me otherwise).

If you are looking for parts, you can check out The Swap Meet section of Stovebolt.com to look at Parts for Sale or place an ad in Truck Parts Wanted.

If you need more help with the car specific Chevrolet stuff, we recommend:

https://www.chevytalk.org

https://vccachat.org

http://www.aaca.org

https://inlinersinternational.org


Thanks!





Originally Posted by Justhorsenround
Rap rap rap.

BTW, I do report these “Car related posts” to the appropriate Moderators. Most move them to the Greasy Spoon where we have agreed they belong, but, some choose to allow this to become a all inclusive site.

eeeek

If you have a problem with how I moderate the Engine Shop, take it up with the Editors/Owners.

They can replace me at any time, no drama on my end.

I was just helping out where needed. I'm not trying to run the place.

-Woog

Re: Stuck oil pan!
Sean e #1356489 Tue Apr 21 2020 10:24 PM
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Shop Shark
I used a rubber mallet to get mine off. You did remove the four 1/2 bolts in the corners, right? They are kind of hidden, especially the ones up front.

Lee


1956 Chevy 3200, 235 w/3 speed
Re: Stuck oil pan!
Sean e #1356514 Wed Apr 22 2020 01:18 AM
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Woog deserves a raise! I recommend doubling his salary. That sounds about right. smile
I agree with helping out anyone who has a 216/235/261 no matter if it is in a car, airplane, combine, whatever (except for an F-ord, of course).
Not everyone spends regular time in the Greasy Spoon to see threads like this one.

Last edited by 52Carl; Wed Apr 22 2020 01:20 AM.
Re: Stuck oil pan!
Sean e #1356515 Wed Apr 22 2020 01:22 AM
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Carl, I'd even help a guy with a 235 in a Ford. At least they got it half right.......


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