Losing My Faith in Ford! Oil Pan gasket update
Hi to all,
2000 Ford Taurus 3.0 V6 OHV, 180,000 miles
I couldn't take off my catalytic converter Y pipe because Ford decided to weld the rear exhaust bolts and nuts on the rear manifold. I could cut them off but then I would have to drill them out Way too much work.
Just no logic if you ask me
I went on Youtube and the 2001 Taurus that was shown had bolts and nuts, NO WELDING!
I worked the oil pan back and forth but it seems to be caught up on something inside pan. Can I yank the pan off without doing any damage.
I got this car with 49,000 miles and the guy before me got the car with 34, 000 miles so this welding was done by Ford.
Any suggestions much appreciated. Thanks for the help.