Oil Drip Catcher Installation
Easily installed in your garage or driveway, the Oil Drip Catcher is a simple and cost-effective solution to the old Chevy V8 rear seal leak.
The tools you will need to install the Oil Drip Catcher:
- 1/8" allen wrench
- 1/2" socket-end wrench with extension
When you receive your Oil Drip Catcher, the package will include all of the hardware you need to properly install it:
- Oil Drip Catcher: Polycarbonate Reservoir good up to 260 degrees Fahrenheit with two (2) Aluminum Sleeves in the Mounting Holes
- Two (2) Stainless Steel Bolts
- Two (2) Stainless Steel Lock Washers
- One (1) Brass Thread Insert (installed)
- One (1) Stainless Steel Washer w/ Bonded Rubber Seal
- One (1) Stainless Steel Socket Head Bolt
Installing the Oil Drip Catcher
- Plug the bottom of the Oil Drip Catcher with the included rubber bonded stainless steel washer and #8 stainless steel socket head cap screw. The rubber side of the washer goes up against the oil catcher. Turn the screw 1/2 turn after the washer contacts the Oil Drip Catcher to make sure it is sealed properly.
- Verify that the two aluminum sleeves are still in the two mounting holes of the Oil Drip Catcher.
- Once your vehicle is securely parked (or lifted) and you are under the vehicle, locate and remove and discard the two rear oil pan bolts.
- Slide the Oil Drip Catcher up so that the back lip of the oil pan fits inside the Oil Drip Catcher with the Engineered by Schildmeier logo facing towards the rear of the vehicle.
- Use the new longer stainless-steel bolts and lock washers (included) to secure the Oil Drip Catcher and the oil pan in place. Installation torque is 8-10 ft-lbs. Don't over tighten.
- That’s it, you’re done! Each time you change your oil, simply remove the screw from the bottom of the Oil Drip Catcher and drain it as well. Replace the screw in the bottom of the Oil Drip Catcher, and you’re good to go.
Compare that to a professional seal replacement that can cost $1500 or more or even a DIY replacement with costs a minimum of $50 in parts and takes hours of hard work to pull the engine, take it apart, take off the oil pan, clean it, replace the seal, and put it all back together. All that work, and it almost always starts leaking again in just a few months. Stop the madness and CATCH THE DRIP!