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Rear Main - Help

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by pvfjr, Aug 15, 2004.

  1. pvfjr

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    Anyone feel like giving me step by step instructions on replacement? Or at least some tips? I have to be able to drive into the base shop, fix it, and drive out. I can't afford any complications. I've never even taken off an oil pan before, so I don't know what to expect.

    Also, can I use this for an oil pressure guage?
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    Re: Rear Main

    I did the rear main repair in my garage on base housing. It is not that complicated, althought when I tried to take my oil pan off I had some problems. I think the PO had used liquid nails to hold that thing on there. Tooke me a while to get it off and when I did I ended up buying a new oil pan.
     
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    Re: Rear Main

    No you can not use that as a port for the oil pressure sender. That plug is used to drain the coolant from the block.
     
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    Re: Rear Main

    Are you sure there's coolant there? Being so close to the oil pan and all, it looks like it just goes into the case.

    And I would do this in my garage at base housing, if I had one. Unfortunately I actually live in the dorms, with no outdoor space to call my own whatsoever. They'd nail me if I tried this in the parking lot.
     
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    Re: Rear Main

    i don't know what the plug is but it is entirely possible that it could be for coolant, that stuff runs all around the block.

    take a bud with you, have him take his ride just in case you have to run out and get something.
     
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    Re: Rear Main

    Anybody have any advice as far as replacing the seal?
     
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    yes i am sure about the coolant.
     
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    Re: Rear Main

    If you are looking for a spot for an oil pressure sending unit there are plugs on the top of the block near the distrbutor. That is the block drain plug that you have shown
     
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    Ok, the plug question is answered. So what about that seal? /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif I would feel better venturing into the great unknown if I had some advice or instruntions.
     

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