Removing and installing oil pan Mazda 3

Stop the engine and wait until the engine and engine oil have cooled down.

Disconnect the negative battery cable.

Remove the lower protective cover.

Drain the engine oil.

Remove the engine front cover.

Fig. 1. Removing the oil pan: 1 - oil dipstick; 2 - oil pan

Remove the dipstick tube and oil pan (fig. 1).

Fig. 2. Aligning the oil pan to the cylinder block

Use a corner to align the oil pan with the cylinder block on the side of the engine front cover (fig. 2)

Fig. 3. Applying sealant before installing the oil pan

Apply silicone sealant to the mating surface of the oil pan as shown in Figure 3

Fig. 4. Order of tightening the oil pan bolts

Tighten the pan bolts in the order shown in Figure 4.

Check the oil level.

Start the engine and check for oil leaks.

If there is a leak, identify the defective part and repair or replace it.