Ivan, no problem with the delay. Which engine mounts do I loosen - all? Where do I position the jack on the engine to lift it? I don't have a good diagram showing the engine mount locations. Thanks for your help!
Yes and that's the problem. Simply loosening the engine mounting bolts and raising the engine won't affect the space between that bracket and the oil pan.
The bracket appears to be bolted to the engine at the front behind the compressor and at the rear by the oil filter. Are these (I see maybe 3 bolts) attaching the bracket to the engine the ones to remove?
I won't be able to get back to the car until tomorrow PM. I will let you know how it goes or if I have any more questions. I didn't know there was a town named Hurricane in Utah - learn something new every day!
BTW do you recommend RTV on the gasket or bolt it up without?