- Jul 3, 2006
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I usually find starting at the back of the gearbox and undoing the bolts from the back, down the sides and towards the front, the pan will start to "hang" you can loosen off the bolts on the front of the pan and this will help the fluid drain out. Once all the oil that will come out has, i usually push the pan back up so it is sitting like it is bolted in, then remove the 2 or 3 remaining bolts and you can lower the whole pan into your collection tub, without it being full to the brim.It wasn't the cleanest job but if you take your time you can minimize the spillage.
If you put a bolt through a bolt hole on the top, and a bolt through a hole on the bottom of the pan and then lay the gasket over it, you wont have the issue of the gasket trying to move around. then once these are in, all the rest of the holes will line up.I'm not sure if that would make it any easier, I think it would actually be more fidgety.
If you're really having trouble you could but some gasket adhesive in each corner.
Technically you should be doing the bolts up from the middle not the corners to prevent the gasket from folding over its self.
Good writeup though man.