[TR] Stuck Oil Pan

David Friedlander forzion7 at gmail.com
Sun Sep 12 15:14:56 MDT 2021

Thanks, Rye. I’ll give the heat gun a try…


On Sun, Sep 12, 2021 at 5:12 PM Rye Livingston <ryel at mac.com> wrote:

> Would some heat melt some of that sealant, without lighting the engine on
> fire of course?  Use a heat gun not a touch.
> Otherwise, or in addition to that, I’d think a thin putty knife and a
> hammer to tap along the seam may be your best bet to break that seal and
> not mangle the pan trying to pry it off.
> Good luck and let us know how it goes.
> Rye
> On Sep 12, 2021, at 1:51 PM, David Friedlander <forzion7 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hey all ~
> A couple of years ago, I installed the oil pan on my TR3 using "The Right
> Stuff." I now find I need to remove my oil pan. Anyone have any ideas on
> "creative ways" to remove the oil pan without destroying it? :- )  I don't
> have the benefit of a lift so not much room for leverage/maneuvering.
> I've never experienced such an issue when removing the oilpan on my TR6,
> using other sealants.
> Thanks for any help.
> Dave
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