Originally Posted by B.R.E.D
I've got a few I've been meaning to post but since I had to deal with this yesterday Ill post it now.
Use a large putty knife on both front corners of the oil pan to get it off without damaging the mounting surface.
Just gently tap it between the pan and the block.
Ill post more later about splitting cases, do not ever under any circumstance pry the case halves apart.
I have seen a scissors jack used in the bell-housing area of the engine to split the block. Anything wrong with this method?