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 Post subject: Best way to approch a leaky sump gasket?
Posted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 6:42 pm 
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how have people gone about it?

and more importantly, easiest way to do it without motor removal... :cry:

 

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 Post subject: Re: Best way to approch a leaky sump gasket?
Posted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 7:37 pm 
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I removed the left engine mounting bolt and jacked the engine up to get enough room to lower the sump. Another way is to drop the K frame, which is a bit more work. You need to raise and support the front of the entire vehicle.

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 10:30 pm 
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I found that even lifting the engine and dropping the K frame slightly still didn't leave enough room to get the sump right out.

I recommend removing the engine. It may seem like a PITA, but you will save yourself a lot of time and frustration. And while the engine is out, change the rear main, clean and service all the hard to get parts, and even paint the block etc.

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 Post subject: Re: Best way to approch a leaky sump gasket?
Posted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 11:17 pm 
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iirc the oil pick up is in there too. so getting the new seal in means flicking it under that if its in the car.

thanks guys

 

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