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Old 10-01-2012, 06:10 PM
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Originally Posted by superwashcycle View Post
Hopefully, I can get this one right - it's my first time getting into the engine bay under such circumstances.
It's not a bad job. I just did mine 2 weeks ago. Just take your time and make sure you know where everything goes. My car exhibited the oil leak pretty obviously. I could see oil spray on the windshield washer tanks and on the coolant hose. I didn't have any leaking into the spark plug receptacles. FWIW, I ended up going with the Goetze gasket from Pelican. You won't believe how brittle the old gasket is compared to the very soft new one. Make sure you don't overtighten the bolts. I torqued mine to 6.5 ft/lbs.
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