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Hello all,

Since this is my first post, I might as well start it off right.

I'm replacing the oil pan gasket on my 1994 3.0 Vulcan and I've read TSB 03-5-3 and I've got the new Fel-Pro gasket (the good one) and the new bolt set, so I feel that I'm set there. The car has 154,000 miles on it and runs like a top, no oil usage, no rattles to include rod noise, no oil pressure issues (no flickering oil light off throttle while at operating temperature), not anything besides the swollen oil pan gasket and pesky oil leak onto the exhaust Y pipe. All service has been performed religiously and with Motorcraft filters and 10W-30 semi-synthetic blend Motorcraft oil (never have trusted the thinner stuff).

So, with all of this in mind, what else should I think about changing while I'm in there? I have access to a lift, so I'll have an easy go at it (except for those two pesky exhaust nuts). Should I think about changing the oil pump? Should I really even bother thinking about the rod bearings?

What are you thoughts? Is there really anything else that I should consider while I'm in there?

Thank you all in advance for your input.

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