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Motor Cooked? Remove Oil Pan?


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Can the oil pan on my 1999 Rx-300 2WD be removed while the engine is in the car? I likely ran out of oil and got the oil light, but engine may be cooked, as it knocks and barely starts. Wondering if by removing oil pan, I can examine if bearing materials were transferred onto the crank shaft journals. My uncle says this is a long shot, but if the oil pan is easy for a mechanic to remove, I may instruct him to do so.

Any help is appreciated. Thanks!


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