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Posted: Mon Dec 20, 2004 3:51 pm 
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My brother has an EL I6 and has just discovered a leak from the rear of the crank case. Now for that to be sorted I understand the engine has to come out. If it comes out can someone confirm for me that on the I6's, the other items that can sometimes let go at around the 120,000 to 140,000 km mark are the water pump and the head gasket? It'd be good to do some preventative maintenance at the same time if the engine comes out so I thought I'd ask for confirmation.

 

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Posted: Mon Dec 20, 2004 5:15 pm 
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I had to do my water pump at 130,000.....

 

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Posted: Mon Dec 20, 2004 6:45 pm 
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basically if it aint broke dont fix it
the water pump is easy to do in the car,
head gasket same, but i would not bother untill it does wave goodbye!

 

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Posted: Mon Dec 20, 2004 7:55 pm 
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head gasket isnt too hard, and both jobs you mentioned can be done while engine is in the car, only things you may want to do are for instance sump gasket if its on its way, and rear main seal

 

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Posted: Tue Dec 21, 2004 4:53 pm 
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And maybe the welsh plugs.
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Posted: Sun Dec 26, 2004 8:37 pm 
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Posted: Sun Dec 26, 2004 9:35 pm 
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b4 u go rippin the donk out steam clean and check rear of rocker cover for leak at half moon and also that sump bolts just dont need nippin up
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Posted: Sun Dec 26, 2004 9:40 pm 
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why rip the motor out?? if its a rear main seal you can just drop the auto out. or if its a sump normally just a bit of a tighten of the bolts up will fix
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