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Old December 1st, 2008, 08:40 PM   #1
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Oil pan problems....

I have an '85 4runner with a solid axle that I bought with an '89 4 runners
22re and if I hit something to hard I will hit the oil pan with the axle. So I was wondering which of my two ideas are better, add a leaf or two to get the clearance back or to just get the right oil pan?
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Old December 2nd, 2008, 01:09 AM   #2
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i wonder why the P/O didn't swap oil pans, I would have.
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Old December 2nd, 2008, 04:40 AM   #3
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The guy couldn't put the original oil pan on because the original engine overheated and blew one rod out both sides of the block and through the oil pan.....




how ever he did that.
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Old December 21st, 2008, 09:55 PM   #4
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i did that once by hydrolocking the engine!

Well if u lift the front you'll have to lift the back... I'd try to fing the oil pan.
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Old December 22nd, 2008, 01:15 AM   #5
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if you can't find a pan, you could also do a small body lift.
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Old December 22nd, 2008, 01:37 AM   #6
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if you can't find a pan, you could also do a small body lift.
It's been a while since I've had a Toyota 4x4, but how is a body lift going to change the relationship between the engine and the axle?

Get a new oil pan -- maybe from a wrecking yard if new ones are too expensive.

Also, if you remove the oil pan that's on there now, can you get it modified to provide more clearance?

BTW, if you add a leaf or two to the suspension, you might want to increase the size of the bump stops to keep the axle from hitting the oil pan when you hit the big bumps off road.
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Old December 22nd, 2008, 06:54 PM   #7
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Thanks for the advice, I think I am going to do both the add a leaf and try to get an oil pan off of a non-ifs 4runner, just so I can make sure...
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Old December 25th, 2008, 02:41 PM   #8
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It's been a while since I've had a Toyota 4x4, but how is a body lift going to change the relationship between the engine and the axle?

Get a new oil pan -- maybe from a wrecking yard if new ones are too expensive.

Also, if you remove the oil pan that's on there now, can you get it modified to provide more clearance?

BTW, if you add a leaf or two to the suspension, you might want to increase the size of the bump stops to keep the axle from hitting the oil pan when you hit the big bumps off road.

wow, i wasn't even thinking about that.
good call man.
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Old December 25th, 2008, 09:17 PM   #9
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I know i have a 4x4 oil pan some were out in the garage id sell. Just have to find it. Its off my 85 from when i did my motor swap. Put the 22re from mine in a 2wd truck so i swapped pans so the 4x4 one is just sitting around some were.
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How much are you looking to get for the oil pan?
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