Hello gents. I am in the process of doing some work and need help from anyo
ne with knowledge on these old square bodies. My grandest mistake so far on
this vehicle was scrimping on the installation cost of my reman'd engine a
bout 3 years ago. Ive been chasing leaks and performance issues ever since!
Lesson learned, note to self: Pay to have it done right, or pay to have it
Currently, the process of changing a bad harmonic dampener has turned into
a bunch of new parts, and tools, that I didn't know I needed and this job h
as quickly grown and I am into it for a new oil pan gasket, timing cover an
d water pump. My question is this, if I TDC number 1, Is it possible to get
the oil pan off without lifting the engine?
It seems the basic rule of thumb is to lift the engine but the cross brace
on the R10 looks very nicely shaped to facilitate clearance of the pan. My
fear is takin gout the bolts then realizing it wont come off and having to
put it back on just to lift the engine. Thanks!
- posted 1 year ago