I am planning on replacing the Oil Pan Gasket on my L235DT and am trying to visualize what needs to done to do this. It is obvious that the Drive Shaft has to be dropped in order for the pan to drop. All of the manuals I have do not (that I can see) any mention of what to do or what to expect. Any one have any insight as to how the drive shaft is removed. It appears to be bolted at the transmission end, whereas at the axle end, no connection can be seen, unless it is within the shaft housing. Before anyone asks, it's a one piece shaft. I don't imagine that this is very difficult, just not sure how to start.
Ok, I am getting my parts today and in preparation of sizing up what needs to be done, I've now noticed that I may have problems dropping the drive shaft because of the FEL's mounting frame. Doesn't appear to be much room below the shaft sleeve and the top of the framing for the FEL. I am hoping that it still can be done with the FEL framing still attached. Has anyone else dealt with this before and if so, please tell me it can be done without major dis-assembly. I definitely need to do the oil pan gasket, as well as the oil seals at both ends of the drive shaft. Any and all insight, suggestions, or what you would try will be greatly appreciated.