Originally Posted by elite
I would like to remove my oil pan on my 2000 4.2 4X4 5 speed F150. It has 170K and I want to take off the oil pan and clean the pan/bottom end and replace with a new gasket. It leaks from the gasket now and the front (seal?) Thanks
your either leaking from your timing cover or front crank seal. Make sure you are actually leaking from your pan before you pull it. Mine looks identical to what a leaking pan looks and its just my front seal and timing cover gasket that went. The air flow when Im driving sprays the oil all over the sides and bottom of the pan giving it a blown oil pan gasket look. Being Im super lifted I can sit under it and look and see that its not.
Just make sure what you are doing is right before you do it. No sense in replacing something that was fine to begin with.
Also it is pretty tight in there. You will need some extensions, angle attachments for your ratchet, and preferably air tools. Other than that I dont recall anything else being in the way. You could always drop the front diff down if you really need to. I think that would be easier than pulling the engine if worst comes to worst.
Check out v6f150. That forums has specific 4.2 stuff which is a ton more helpful when you are dealing with stuff like this.