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DJ Parker    Posted 05-06-2020 at 08:53:49 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Hi guys my name is DJ Parker from Mattawan MI. I'm replacing the oil pan gaskets on the 9n is it really necessary to change the rope things I'm not a real machanic looks kind of hard to do and I'm trying hard not to ask the brother in law again. Can I put the gasket sealer on it. Thanks dj

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 05-06-2020 at 10:48:32 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • HiYa DJ_
    Welcome aboard. First, yes, you've gotten this far, do it right. Next, no sealer needed. Before you proceed you may want to read this. Here is a post from frequent member Kevin LaRue and what he said back in 2019:

    "By the time you get enough stuff removed to get access to the front seal you are only about 6 bolts away from pulling the engine. I go ahead and put it on an engine stand to make it easier to work on. I've found things that made me glad I got a good look in there.
    The front seal actually seals to the crank pulley, so when the crank pulley is removed there is a little gap. I don't think that gap is wide enough to get the old seal out and new seal in without at least removing the timing cover. A sneaky-pete tool might pull the seal outta the oil pan groove but I usually end up gradually destroying the old seal rather than getting one nice big piece pulled out.
    With the engine on a stand I can be sure the job is done right. I can pull the pan, check the oil pump tube, and replace the rear seal.
    I prefer to use a one-piece seal on the front if I'm using a new crank pulley. Some of the one piece seals come with a renew sleeve. If my crank pulley is bad enough to need one of those sleeves I'm just going to use a rope seal that will conform to whatever grooves it has."

    What manual do you have? The I&T FO-4 Manual is a good R&R one but having all the Essential ones (see pic) are huge important tools to have. Replacing the pan gaskets and rope seals are the final step in rebuilding the engine. You have gone this far like Kevin said. Here is the kit from a reliable source, JUST8NS -Click On Link, and you can get all your parts there too.


    Tim Daley(MI)

    PS -I'm in Lapeer

    DJ    Posted 05-07-2020 at 18:21:24 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Hey Tim not sure if you got my response from my phone. So wanted to thank you for your help. I did pull the engine. Also what started this whole mess. I blew up the gear on the starter and broke a tooth on the ring gear. Probably should replace it. Is there someone out there that can do it. Thanks again

    DJ    Posted 05-06-2020 at 09:25:55 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Also bought drag link ends. The manual showed you could change them should have looked at the real thing first. Can't see how to replace the real ones. Can you get new boots or need to buy the whole thing Thanks again

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