In Reply to: 8N oil pan removal posted by Jim Menke on January 07, 2023 at 17:35:38:
The way I do it is: Drain the fuel tank and remove the hood/grille/gas tank, then drain the radiator and the crankcase, remove the radiator hoses.( put a piece of cardboard between fan and radiator to protect radiator fins) Jack up the tractor just enough to take the weight off the front end and support it under the bell housing/transmission. Disconnect the tie rods at the steering arms on the front axle and fold them back. Unbolt the radius arms from the sides of the tractor, unbolt the front axle support from the front of the engine and roll the front axle away. It helps to have an assistant to do this especially the hood. If youíre not going to remove the whole engine at this point then support (donít lift) the oil pan with a small floor jack or a transmission jack and remove the pan bolts. Tap the pan with a rubber mallet or dead blow hammer to loosen it. The pan is very heavy. Be careful. Check YouTube for tie rod disconnecting method. Dan and Rachael Gingelís videos may show that, I have it on a vhs tape from years ago.