1994 K1500 5.7TBI 175K miles
Hello again. The engine is leaking oil from the pump where it meets
the block. Is there a gasket there that can be replaced without the
need to purchase a new pump or other expensive parts? Should I try to
fix or just leave well enough alone as the truck runs excellent but
needs a quart every month or about 1K miles. All thoughts are
Thanks for not flamming me Hairy, all the other flammers are just
that. I miss wrote; it is leaking where the oil filter mount meets
the engine block. Not the pump as I know the pump is covered by the
pan. I guess the other readers could not wait to flame someone, oh
well, I guess I earned it. I appreciate your question which allowed
me to re-read what I wrote. Also, the actual leak is about 1qt/1.5K
On 23 Jul 2004 10:46:17 -0700, email@example.com (hunter) wrote:
go to napa and purchase the 2 gaskets for the OF mount...clean the
area up really well and be really careful to torque the adapter back
on evenly... if you dont the coaxial gaskets (1 rubber square "O" ring
on the adapter, one fiber on the block) won't seal right.
It's all in fun!
A flame is a personal attack, and lots of those happen around here too.
Just mellow out, and have fun. Someone would have answered you after you
said the filter adapter.
I still vote on running the engine upside down, if you don't want to change
Okay, I'll try to have fun! (a few hours later...) Tried running the
engine upside down, now it leaks oil from the valve covers, shit!
I was feeling vulnerable before, now I feel better, had a beer and
some beef jerky.
To Bret, thanks for the advice, I'll get the two gaskets and torque
the bolts evenly. Do you know the proper torque? From the size of
the bolt I figure about 18ftlbs?
Refinish King, do you know the proper torque?
I'm not sure:
But, I'd sat 15 Ft/Lbs is sufficient on a 8MMX1.25?
If that's the size? Just a guess on my part.
Silicone in the oil filler and PCV valve, then it won't leak with the engine
upside down! LOL
Yep, but it took some time to let the carb get un-flooded.
Un-flooded? Is that a word?! I haven't been to the supplier for the
gaskets yet. Probably do in a week or two, I still have a few qts of
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