Originally Posted by Micko
Thanks. I plan on using the urathane replacements.
Csdwarf11, I'm removing the engine for lots of reasons. It leaks oil, oil pan does not appear to be leaking yet but it is pretty rusty. The exhaust manifolds are very rusty, not leaking but it won't be long. Up pipe bolts are toothpicks. I'm sure there is something else. Oh yes, main seals and motor mounts just for fun. I have the chance to get into it now so I want to address all potential issues.
also wondering if I should replace Gp harness under the valve cover, maybe injector o rings too? Anything thats easy to do once the engine is out... Or easier to do with engine out.
This truck has 70k on it but did plow during NH winters, so I need to get a handle on the rust.
I wouldn't think anything under the valve cover would be THAT much easier with the engine out. There really isn't anything in the way with it installed in the truck. Id freshen up the oil cooler, not sure if you can do that on the truck, if you can it looks like it would be a huge pain.
Im curious how many hours it takes to pull one of these engines, is it a pain? or do they pretty much slide right out? Pull the front clip ect obv.