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Old 10-19-2010, 11:06 PM   #1
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Upper Oil Pan Gasket?

My car is a 2004 Focus ZX3 SVT there is a gasket about five inches above the oil pan it has a small leak and I need to replace it. Does anyone have any experience with this area? If so what all will I need to do to get at the gasket?

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Old 10-20-2010, 06:31 AM   #2
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I believe your talking about the windage tray. When I rebuilt mine I just used rtv sealant
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Old 10-20-2010, 12:37 PM   #3
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It's not too bad. I have used a fel-pro or oem gasket and put some black rtv in the corners. Here's what ya do after draining the oil:

1. Drop the cat / might have to remove the front oxygen sensor
2. Drop the oil pan...oem seal / rtv is strong so take your time not to damage anything
3. Remove oil pick up (2 torx head bolts)
4. Removed the bracket for the passenger side axle carrier bearing (3 bolts)
5. There are 2 bolts that screw into the windage tray for the a/c compressor bracket and some bell housing bolts that have to be removed on the tranny side.
6. Drop the tray down after removing the bolts..maybe 8 or 10 of them.
7. Then clean everything up and install (I think it's 22 ft. lbs. for the windage tray bolts and I just run the pan bolts tight with a 1/4" ratchet)

I think that's it :)
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Old 09-18-2012, 02:28 PM   #4
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I just did this I started at 8am finished at 3 pm omg
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