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'01 XK8 oil pan gasket replacement.

 
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Default '01 XK8 oil pan gasket replacement.

Can't find a video for this procedure on the XK8 couple others out there but to different to be of assistance. I have found the bolt tightening sequence but that's it. Do you have to take off the underneath cross bracing to remove the oil pan. It appears so. Any advice?
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you can download the pdf version of the workshop manual - go to the stickies at the top of the XK8/XKR section, look for the DIY sticky, open and scroll down to the Workshop Manual PDF Format and download the Second edition file
 

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It is easy. You don't have to remove the cross brace.
 
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Where would I find it or do you have a link? I've looked and can only find links to specific sections.
 
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Originally Posted by mscott View Post
Where would I find it or do you have a link? I've looked and can only find links to specific sections.
https://redirect.viglink.com/?format...ed_in_1999.pdf
 
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Had to do a bit of wiggling, but you where right did not have to remove the cross bar. Thanks.
 
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I've replaced the oil pan gasket a couple times to try to resolve an oil leak, but now I'm pretty sure that the leak was coming from higher on the engine.
 
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Most likely the cam covers.
 
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Originally Posted by RJ237 View Post
Most likely the cam covers.
Really? CAM cover gasket is essentially a big O-ring .... or rectangleish-ring. My point is that type of seal typically works very well.
 
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In practice, people do see a lot of leaks from the cam covers, no matter how reliable they may be in theory

Same with the front timing chain cover, where I believe I have a leak right now.

One complication with these is the instruction to add RTV at a few specific points around the seal, where there are seams in the mating surface. I'm under the impression that sometimes installers will skip that step and end up with leaks.
 
 
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