Best Safest Way to Lift Engine

rocknrod

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Removing the old exhaust manifolds and replacing them with Jet Hot units. I keep hearing not to use the oil pan. Where do you lift at?
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MasterofDisaster

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I think I used a couple 2x12 screwed together on a floor jack at the front of the pan. I definitely tried to make contact with the bolts. It did lift the engine straight up. I have had a small leak around the pan gasket, but at >100k miles I can't say that the lifting caused it or made it worse.
 

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But don't put yourself in harms way. After you get the engine lifted, you need to get it sitting on something other than the jack. I honestly don't recall what I did last time. Possibly used a jackstand with a board across the top on the oil pan. I think that was it. Wasn't sure if it would dent the pan. It didn't.
 

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