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Old 10-15-2014, 11:28 AM
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Default oil pan touches crossmember

I just had all my front end bushings and ball joints replaced. When I checked it out I noticed that the oil pan was just barely toughing the cross member support. Before the repairs it was already really close. The motor mount bolts have always sat really low in the perches. My question is two fold; is it normal for the new bushings to make the clearance between the cross bar and the oil pan tighter? It makes sense because the old bushings would sag when worn out.
Also, is it OK to use some sort of shim between the motor mounts and the perches to raise it approximately a quarter inch?

thanks in advance, Dave J
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