My son is doing up his 1989 EA Falcon (Fairmont). It is a 3.9.
Is it possible to remove the motor without removing the transmission? Or, should the motor and transmission be removed as one unit? Is it more desirable to remove the motor and transmission as one unit? If the motor is removed and the transmission left behind, are there any problems getting the motor connected back onto the bell housing?
Also, when he removed the rocker cover, there was a moulded platsic component that seemed to be some sort of a seal. It follows the shape of the rocker cover, that is, staight along the intake manifold side of the engine and curved in-and-out along the exhaust manifold side on the engine. Does this item come as part of a gasket kit?
Is is replaced with a cork gasket?
Also, can some one provide me with information about the torques:
What tension should the head bolts be torqued to?
What tension should the cam carrier be torqued to?
What tension should the sump pan be torqued to?
What are people's thoughts on the replacement of head bolts?
Any advice on how to proceed would be most appreciated.
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