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I have done it in the truck and it was awful! I will never attempt that again. The way it is supposed to be removed via the ford shop manual is to remove the engine. Ford does not like the fact that you are not removing the oil pan. the only trick i would say is to leave the oil pump off of the front cover when installing back on the engine so you have wiggle room around the crank when attempting to align the front cover. and there is no way to remove the oil pan on the 7.3 in the vehicle also.
there is just a seal from the oil pumo and front cover oil inlet. there is not tube to disconnect.
Confused about about the oil p/u tube as it is connected to the front cover
the oil cooler on the drivers side of the engine exterior?