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Re: More Stuff

Post by Bookworm » Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:17 pm

Hansontoons wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 12:15 pm
If your vehicle is older, a replacement self-tapping plug might be another good thing to have on hand. It's a bad feeling when the plug starts to get snug but then keeps turning and turning...
A sheet of cardboard is good, if you have a large box you can break apart.

As for the plug - that won't happen if you keep a good washer. That's what the crush washers are for.
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Re: More Stuff

Post by TazManiac » Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:54 am

TazManiac wrote:
Sun Oct 06, 2019 5:57 pm
re: Oil Pan work;

Have your Mech look into whether there is a Neoprene replacement Gasket for any OEM Cork/Paper one.

Less (or even No) leaks down the road...
I thought we were talking replacing the PAN, just changing the Oil is eezzy-peezzy...

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Re: More Stuff

Post by Bookworm » Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:42 pm

TazManiac wrote:
Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:54 am
TazManiac wrote:
Sun Oct 06, 2019 5:57 pm
re: Oil Pan work;

Have your Mech look into whether there is a Neoprene replacement Gasket for any OEM Cork/Paper one.

Less (or even No) leaks down the road...
I thought we were talking replacing the PAN, just changing the Oil is eezzy-peezzy...
Replacing the _Pan_ is easy-peasy unless it's a GM 6 cylinder engine. Then you have to lift the engine to remove the support bracket that's blocking the oil pan.
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Re: More Stuff

Post by AnotherFairportfan » Tue Oct 15, 2019 11:20 pm

Bookworm wrote:
Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:42 pm
TazManiac wrote:
Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:54 am
TazManiac wrote:
Sun Oct 06, 2019 5:57 pm
re: Oil Pan work;

Have your Mech look into whether there is a Neoprene replacement Gasket for any OEM Cork/Paper one.

Less (or even No) leaks down the road...
I thought we were talking replacing the PAN, just changing the Oil is eezzy-peezzy...
Replacing the _Pan_ is easy-peasy unless it's a GM 6 cylinder engine. Then you have to lift the engine to remove the support bracket that's blocking the oil pan.
Heh.

Back in the early 70s, when GM was planning to offer a rotary engine as an alternative to the base six in some of its compacts {and then chickened out after the design was pretty well set and offered a V8 instead}, the factory-approved procedure for changing the plugs on the V8 involved removing the rear motor mount{s} and jacking the back of the engine up so that you could get to one of the plugs that was otherwise blocked by the frame rail.

At least two GM mechanics i knew at the time told me that the mechanic-approved procedure involved a hole saw.
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Re: More Stuff

Post by Bookworm » Sat Oct 19, 2019 12:03 pm

AnotherFairportfan wrote:
Tue Oct 15, 2019 11:20 pm
Bookworm wrote:
Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:42 pm
TazManiac wrote:
Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:54 am

I thought we were talking replacing the PAN, just changing the Oil is eezzy-peezzy...
Replacing the _Pan_ is easy-peasy unless it's a GM 6 cylinder engine. Then you have to lift the engine to remove the support bracket that's blocking the oil pan.
Heh.

Back in the early 70s, when GM was planning to offer a rotary engine as an alternative to the base six in some of its compacts {and then chickened out after the design was pretty well set and offered a V8 instead}, the factory-approved procedure for changing the plugs on the V8 involved removing the rear motor mount{s} and jacking the back of the engine up so that you could get to one of the plugs that was otherwise blocked by the frame rail.

At least two GM mechanics i knew at the time told me that the mechanic-approved procedure involved a hole saw.
That's basically what happened with the first Ford Escort's. To change the timing belt, you had to remove the cover (with only about an inch of clearance), and removing the water pump often involved cutting a hole in the passenger side wheel well, so you could get the socket straight to the main shaft.
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Post by jwhouk » Sat Oct 19, 2019 12:38 pm

Beats how you have to replace the headlight in a VW "New" Beetle. Or in a Chrysler PT Cruiser.
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Post by Bookworm » Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:08 pm

jwhouk wrote:
Sat Oct 19, 2019 12:38 pm
Beats how you have to replace the headlight in a VW "New" Beetle. Or in a Chrysler PT Cruiser.
Probably similar to the Pontiac Vibe and Toyota matrix. It involves removing the front bumper, and sometimes the fender as well.
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