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  1. #141
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    Parts were supposed to be here in 6 days, but they are showing that they are arriving today.....that would be nice!


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    Engine Replacement

    Well parts arrived.





    New MAF was installed and no more low voltage code. This also fixed my cruise control. If the MAF is not working the cruise control will not turn on.

    The valve cover already had the gaskets installed which was nice. Just made sure they were in properly.



    I removed the old valve cover and the gasket I just put on last week and cleaned the head surface.



    The old valve cover was indeed warped.



    I put rtv on the new valve cover gasket per the factory manual.

    Front side



    Rear side



    New valve cover installed with new rubber and metal washers, and hand tightened.



    After allowing one hour for the rtv to cure the valve cover was torqued to 7.4 ft/lbs, and all parts were put back on the car.



    Fingers crossed this fixes the oil leak. It was leaking out the back side prior to the new valve cover.

    I will update tomorrow.

    Cheers!


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    Fingers crossed!

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  4. #144
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnrando View Post
    Fingers crossed!

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    No more oil leak! Yay

    But.....


    Someone just side swiped my car while I was standing in front of my house.....they didnít even pull over. Iím lucky itís just the mirror but still Iím pissed.






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    Well I still have an oil leak but itís not coming from the valve cover.....this is odd.


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    Quote Originally Posted by SureShot434 View Post
    No more oil leak! Yay

    But.....


    Someone just side swiped my car while I was standing in front of my house.....they didnít even pull over. Iím lucky itís just the mirror but still Iím pissed.
    Bummer! That's so aggravating that they didn't stop.

    Quote Originally Posted by SureShot434 View Post
    Well I still have an oil leak but itís not coming from the valve cover.....this is odd.
    Check the hex plug in the back of the cylinder head, SureShot434 just found his was leaking (link with realoem diagram). When I replaced my engine I found the plug was loose, too (link with photos, halfway down the post).

    Keep us posted with what you find.

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    Engine Replacement

    Quote Originally Posted by Will View Post
    Bummer! That's so aggravating that they didn't stop.



    Check the hex plug in the back of the cylinder head, SureShot434 just found his was leaking (link with realoem diagram). When I replaced my engine I found the plug was loose, too (link with photos, halfway down the post).

    Keep us posted with what you find.
    I did find that plug in doing research. One of my buddies had a bore scope and stuck it back there and sure enough it was leaking from that hex drain plug. I was able to reach back there with all the plastics removed (including the air filter tray, and shield covering the hvac on the top of the firewall).

    I had to do everything by feel, but I got a 5mm Allen wrench on it and I tightened the bolt. It turned a good quarter turn. I then proceeded to drop the Allen wrench and it lodged itself on top of the transmission.....urggghh. I had to jack the car up and fish my hand around until I found it.

    I then proceeded to clean all of the oil off the underside of the car and the back of the block.

    Since tightening this hex plug I have not had any smoking. I think tightening it fixed my issue! Iíve read on other forums that machine shops take this plug out when doing work but may not tighten it fully when reinstalling it.

    A local shop wanted $400 to replace the plug and washer....no thank you. If it does end up leaking Iíll do it myself.


    As for my car being side swiped....I found a car matching the description and it had matching damage. I notified the police and they looked at the other car, and made contact with the individual by leaving a message to call them back. Well a week later they called me, and she admitted to hitting my car. It was a lady in her late 60ís and she was scared and thatís why she took off. Her insurance company is replacing my entire mirror assembly.

    Good news on both fronts!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Will View Post
    Check the hex plug in the back of the cylinder head, SureShot434 just found his was leaking (link with realoem diagram). When I replaced my engine I found the plug was loose, too (link with photos, halfway down the post).

    Keep us posted with what you find.
    LOL, a bit tired, or is WFH getting to you?

    Quote Originally Posted by SureShot434 View Post
    A local shop wanted $400 to replace the plug and washer....no thank you. If it does end up leaking I’ll do it myself.
    That's hilarious, considering it only takes maybe half an hour (if that) to remove all the plastics to get to it.
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    Oh man, I guess I am losing it... How embarrassing. Lol.

    Glad it was positive on both fronts.

    Slowly backing out of this thread now

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