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post #21 of 24 (permalink) Old 03-30-2019, 10:49 AM
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NICE VIDEO! I know this is an older thread so, i'm hoping you guys are still here to answer questions on this subject. my manual says to pull the oil pan and i fear I have the tan gasket you warned about. so here's my question... If I'm not pulling the heads like you did but, pulling the oil pan do i need to remove the exhaust to get the oil pan out of there?
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Thanks! Fortunately my leak turned out to be an oil leak from the Bank 1 valve cover gasket. It's minor so I'll leave it for now.
Yeah my valve cover leaks too but, why do they always have to drip on the exhaust pipe!
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NICE VIDEO! I know this is an older thread so, i'm hoping you guys are still here to answer questions on this subject. my manual says to pull the oil pan and i fear I have the tan gasket you warned about. so here's my question... If I'm not pulling the heads like you did but, pulling the oil pan do i need to remove the exhaust to get the oil pan out of there?
Yes unless you remove the oil pump as someone posted. I can’t find it right now.

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Yes unless you remove the oil pump as someone posted. I canít find it right now.
Well, i did the job, I did not pull the oil pan. I had the tan gasket on there, a little chunk ripped off and stuck to the timing cover that i was able to salvage but, after cleaning it and the metal part of the oil pan gasket with brake clean solvent via Q-tip i used some permatex gasket maker to glue it back in place and let that set up over night. the next day i cleaned up all the gasket stuck on the other surfaces used that gasket maker around the coolant ports on the block and glued the water pump gasket onto the water pump with it and let that setup over night. i assembled the next day after work, changing front seal etc. I got it all together and put in new oil/filter and coolant, fired it up and no more leaks of any kind (except valve covers a little). Truthfully, if i hadn't have done a lot of work on it last summer i'd have poisoned it with bars leak and traded it off. but, i had ...replaced all 4 struts and spring assemblies, all 4 wheel total brake job, stabilizer bar struts, inner and outer tie rods, got it aligned and put new tires on it. now it's a great running, riding car again with 131,450 miles that always ran Mobil 1 full synthetic oil. all i need to do now is valve cover gaskets.
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