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Old 10-27-2012, 08:20 PM
JayMac JayMac is offline
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Had a little more time so I dropped the pan to let the bottom end dry out. I have no idea what went on in this motor but it looked like some one was doing some cooking.

The oil that come out looked like tar and I am sure whoever had this had a few issues as the drain plug was set with a helicoil. It appears this is a common failure with these pans. Great!

It takes a 6mm hex and I started with the hex key, then the hex socket, and finally soaked it with some PB Blaster from the inside and went to a big breaker bar to get the plug out. I am guessing someone got confused between inch and foot pounds or thought is tight is good, real f#%@!>+ is better. Out and cleaned and ready to go back on when we take it south.

Thinking on staying with the 5 speed in answer to the question. Don't know anything about it but keep reading it is stronger. Right now just want to focus on getting the ponies running.
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