I will second that, cleaning the gasket surfaces and getting all the oil off
is a pain with the engine in place. Pull it and heck while it is out you could
give it a good cleaning and paint it. Then it would be a shame not to do rings
and bearings as long as you have it out and you may as well check the oil pump
clearance. A mild re-grind of the cam would be worth the money. With the head
off you really should see about the valves and guides. Steam cleaning the
engine bay goes without saying and do the transmission seals, why take the
chance. It would be smart to check the ring gear bolts they are always loose.
While you are waiting for the parts to come might as well do those pesky floor
pans, which would be a good time with everything out of the way to install a
new wiring harness. Have you done you brakes lately? Could save on shipping if
you order it all at once. Then a spot of paint a new windshield and a trip to
the chrome shop.... and no more oil leak, maybe. On second thought Jarrid is
right change the gaskets with the engine in the darn thing. Jim SV [with new
gaskets and the oil pan still leaks]
Carl McLelland wrote:
> All the gaskets can be changed with the engine in the car. If you decide to
> do so you will probably wish you had removed it before your done!!!!!
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Christopher Albers" <Christopher.Albers@bubbs.biola.edu>
> To: <email@example.com>
> Cc: <firstname.lastname@example.org>; <email@example.com>
> Sent: Monday, July 02, 2001 9:05 AM
> Subject: Re: RE: Oil Leaks
> > firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
> > >How many gaskets can be changed on this car without
> > >removing the engine?
> > You can change all gaskets without removing the engine. You may need to
> > unbolt the motor mounts and jack up the engine to get to the pan gasket,
> > however. But then you may not, I've forgotten.