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Old 12-12-2010, 12:27 PM
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Engine Removal??

I have to replace my oil pan. Can anyone recommend a decent, relatively inexpensive (thinking around $200) engine stand? Also will the typical adjustable mounting plates fit the 7.3? Of coarse anyone who wants to chime in on other notables, while my engine is out feel free!

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Old 12-12-2010, 12:35 PM
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Change the oil cooler orings while you have it out. Make sure you get new orings for the dipstick. Or better yet, weld the fitting to the oil pan to eliminate that pesky leak.

If all you are doing is changing the oil pan, that can be done while hanging on the hoist.
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Old 12-12-2010, 12:47 PM
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I was under the impression that oil would drip onto the pan rails if I didn't flip it over? I'm glad you mentioned the oil cooler, I will get gaskets/ o-rings from International this week.did you just mig weld or braze the dipstick tube in? That sounds like a great idea! Thanks Bondsman.
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Don't really know if oil dripping will cause you any problems. I don't think there are any really cheap heavy duty engine hoists out there. You could try harbour freight or even a tool rental company.
As far as the dipstick, it is not the dipstick itself, but rather the large nut and dipstick holder that screws into the side of the pan. The dipstick tube slides into it. Just mig it up and you will be fine.
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I use an engine crane or forklift to pick it out. Then I remove the flywheel and use a 2nd chain hoist or engine crane to set it on it's backside and then slightly tip it back. Then clean the pan mounting surface really good, make sure all the old silicone is off, then wipe it off with brake clean. Make sure you put an adequate amount of silicone on when you put the new pan on. Also make sure you get the gray 7.3 silicone from Ford or International. If you use a different type of silicone it will leak.
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God that has to suck. Leaking after you put your motor back in.
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Oh I forgot before. The obs 7.3 can be removed with the turbo on it, while the superduty 7.3 needs to have the turbo removed. You should also replace the bolts where the up-pipes mount to the exhaust manifolds. Now is a great time to install an aftermarket down-pipe if you haven't already.
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God that has to suck. Leaking after you put your motor back in.
I actually had one leak after I put it back in. Thank God it was on the side and not at work. That's what happens when you don't get enough silicone on the new pan.
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Thanks for the great info! Especially the fact that I can leave the turbo on. I thought I would be able to get away with on but I was unsure. I was just going to use my tractor to lift it out, maybe with a chain fall attached to the bucket. The down pipe was also something I was thinking about replacing, as it has the factory one on it. I think I'm going to tackle the turbo pedestal o-rings, and exhaust manifold bolts. Whatever I find that will be easier to replace while it's out. Thanks again!
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