How do you flatten a oil pan?
ok well you dont want to flatten it. if its cracked or bent get a new one.
When replacing the oil pump on a 97 Buick 3800 supercharged engine what gaskets and seals are needed?
Oil pan gasket and pump gasket. Be sure and clean the oil pan out throughly and clean the strainer. If you find the oil pan bolt holes are protruding inward, then with a small hammer, make sure to flatten then out to ensure a good seal. Tighten all bolts to OEM factory specifications, to avoid leaks.
The oil pan is the point at which oil pools when the engine is turned off, and MOST of the oil drains to that point when the engine is running. The oil pump pumps a stream of oil out of the oil pan into portions of the engine that need lubrication. Since the oil pan is designed to capture oil as it drains out of the engine, the oil pan must be at the lowest…
Try tightening the pan bolts to 20 lb/ft of torque. If that does not stop the leak then you will have to remove the pan and replace the gasket. Check the bolt holes in the pan to make sure they have not been overtightened and dimpled. If so, make sure you tap them with a hammer to flatten out the surface. Go easy and just flatten them out, so the gasket will seal properly.
Your oil pump is located at the bottom of your motor just underneath the oil pan. you will have to remove the oil pan to get at the oil pump. make sure that if you are going to take the oil pan off replace the oil pan gasket. please remember to drain the oil before taken the oil pan off. I would recomend cleaning the oil pan out while you have it off and you…