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Has anyone here dropped their 5.7 oil pan? If so is it straight forward or do I need to lift the motor or move exhaust parts etc etc? ? I have a tap/knock coming from the oil pan and I want to see if the bearings look bad. Thanks for the help in advance.
 

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From the service manual
PAN-ENGINE OIL
REMOVAL
1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
2. Remove the engine cover (1).
3. Remove the intake manifold. (Refer to 9 - ENGINE/
MANIFOLDS/INTAKE MANIFOLD - REMOVAL).
4. Raise vehicle.
5. Remove both left and right side engine mount to
frame bolts (3).
6. Drain engine oil and remove the oil filter.
7. Remove the engine oil dipstick and tube from the
oil pan.
8. Lower the vehicle.
XK ENGINE - 5.7L SERVICE INFORMATION 9 - 1517
9. Install engine support fixture special tool # 8534
(1). Do not use the third leg.
10. Raise engine using special tool # 8534 to provide
clearance to remove oil pan.
11. Raise the vehicle.
12. Remove the front axle. (Refer to 3 - DIFFERENTIAL
& DRIVELINE/FRONT AXLE - C200FE -
REMOVAL).
13. Remove the structural dust cover (1). (Refer to 9 -
ENGINE/ENGINE BLOCK/STRUCTURAL COVER
- REMOVAL).
9 - 1518 ENGINE - 5.7L SERVICE INFORMATION XK
NOTE: Do not pry on oil pan or oil pan gasket.
Gasket is integral to engine windage tray and does
not come out with oil pan.
NOTE: The horizontal M10 fasteners are 5 mm
longer in length, and must be reinstalled in original
locations.
14. Remove the M10 fasteners (1) (vertical and horizontal)
from the rear of the oil pan to the transmission
and engine.
15. Remove the oil pan mounting bolts using the
sequence provided, and oil pan.
NOTE: When the oil pan is removed, a new oil pan
gasket/windage tray assembly must be installed.
The old gasket cannot be reused.
16. Discard the integral windage tray and gasket and
replace.
 

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Remove front axle? Are they talking about the front driveshaft, between the XFR case and Diff? That I can see needing removed, you're supposed to remove it to get to the starter (although I've heard you can get away without removing it, as well, it doesn't look to hard to remove.

Other than removing the intake manifold, which is a bit difficult, that doesn't sound insane, but if they are talking you have to drop out the entire front differential and all the drive shaft, yea, that is bad design.
 

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From the service manual
PAN-ENGINE OIL
REMOVAL

1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
2. Remove the engine cover (1).
3. Remove the intake manifold. (Refer to 9 - ENGINE/
MANIFOLDS/INTAKE MANIFOLD - REMOVAL).
4. Raise vehicle.
5. Remove both left and right side engine mount to
frame bolts (3).
6. Drain engine oil and remove the oil filter.
7. Remove the engine oil dipstick and tube from the
oil pan.
8. Lower the vehicle.

XK ENGINE - 5.7L SERVICE INFORMATION 9 - 1517
9. Install engine support fixture special tool # 8534
(1). Do not use the third leg.
10. Raise engine using special tool # 8534 to provide
clearance to remove oil pan.
11. Raise the vehicle.
12. Remove the front axle. (Refer to 3 - DIFFERENTIAL
& DRIVELINE/FRONT AXLE - C200FE -
REMOVAL).
13. Remove the structural dust cover (1). (Refer to 9 -
ENGINE/ENGINE BLOCK/STRUCTURAL COVER
- REMOVAL).

9 - 1518 ENGINE - 5.7L SERVICE INFORMATION XK
NOTE: Do not pry on oil pan or oil pan gasket.
Gasket is integral to engine windage tray and does
not come out with oil pan.
NOTE: The horizontal M10 fasteners are 5 mm
longer in length, and must be reinstalled in original
locations.

14. Remove the M10 fasteners (1) (vertical and horizontal)
from the rear of the oil pan to the transmission
and engine.
15. Remove the oil pan mounting bolts using the
sequence provided, and oil pan.

NOTE: When the oil pan is removed, a new oil pan
gasket/windage tray assembly must be installed.
The old gasket cannot be reused.

16. Discard the integral windage tray and gasket and
replace.
Why all that top side work like intake manifold , special tool , taking engine mount bolts ect for a oil pan removal?
 

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Have to get to a place to attach a lift for the engine.
 
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