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Old 12-02-2004, 05:10 PM   #11
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So, what I do is take a 2x6 on end and slip it NEXT to the oil pan on the passenger so that the wood is on edge against the block, but next to the pan for alignment. Then jack up the wood. That way you're only jacking up the block. It'* probably me just being anal...but it'* one of those "feel better" situations!
I did the same thing when I replaced my belt, water pump, etc. recently. Worked well.
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The oil pan is stout! I had an L27 sitting on it'* oil pan for a long time, moved around, etc.... Not a dent.

Just make sure you spread it out like mentioned.
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