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Since we were already this deep into the project, we decided to drop the oil pan because it looked as though the front pan seal had started to weep. You can drop the pan in most 2.5L and 4.0L Jeeps without much trouble, although you may need to remove the swaybar on some 4.0L models. Carefully scrape all the old gasket material off the block and pan in preparation for the new gaskets. Note the amount of sludge in our pan, no doubt due to poor maintenance in the past and its long-term storage.