Date registered: Mar 2005
Vehicle: '01-E320 & 02-ST2
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Dental floss works well with silicone gaskets. Work it in on the corners of the pan. It will slide in and break the seal and you have no chance of gouging the cast aluminum. Waxed works best, work it back and forth just like you were getting it between teeth.
I assume you are working on just the lower pan, too.
You can also put the drain plug back in and use a box-end wrench on the plug to get some leverage sideways against the pan.
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