Re: oil pan gasket, radiator, etc
Well, there isn't exactly a puddle underneath my car, but it is noticeably
leaking. Every 3 weeks or so I have to put in a quart of oil.
I'll look into changing the oil pump too, thanks for the tip.
".boB" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> Doug Neidermeyer wrote:
>> I just brought my 89 Mustang LX 5.0 in so I could get an idea on what
>> work needs to be done. She has 140k on her so I new there would be some
>> work I'd have to do but I got a great deal on her and she drives great.
>> This is what the Mechanic informed me needs to be replaced:
>> Valve Cover Gaskets
>> Radiator Hoses
>> Oil Pan Gasket
>> Water Pump
>> Now most of this I should be able to do myself from reading through the
>> manual. However the oil pan gasket seems to be pretty tricky, and I will
>> have to do a lot of work to get to it. Though I've never done this
>> before, I am pretty mechanically inclined and can follow the chiltons
>> book easily. I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions for what else
>> I should check or replace while I am going through all of ths trouble. I
>> don't mind spending a couple bucks extra now to avoid having to go
>> through the work again down the line. Also, any recommendations on
>> purchasing any of these parts would be appreciated. As of now, I was
>> just planning on heading to Autozone for stock replacements.
> How bad is that oil pan leaking? After a few miles, they all seem to
> leak a little. But if it's leaving a puddle in the driveway, you'll have
> to fix it.
> It's not technically difficult. But it is a real pain in the behind.
> Expect a couple of days work before you're done.
> Consider changing the oil pump while you're in there.
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