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Small coolant leak from top of front cover gasket. Any tips on replacement?

So I guess I have to pull the engine to do this? 94 F350 4x4 zf5. Any tips on a good engine hoist and stand? Are there any Flat rate short cuts to this? Is there a gasket that goes there or rtv? There is RTV there now, but the PO of the truck had shady people work on it, so everything I've done to it so far has made me shake my head when I've seen their work. Thanks!
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How much does the engine weigh? And how high do I need to lift it? I'm assuming I can just pull the radiator and core support and the engine will come out that way.
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The water pump to timing cover is a one piece rubber gasket. The timing cover to front of engine uses several fiber gaskets in water jacket locations and silicon the rest of the way around for oil retention. I believe Fel-Pro sells a complete fiber replacement.

The engine weighs between 750 and 850 pounds depending on how much fluid you get out. Also the motor needs to be raised about 2 feet if you strip off the front end. Your engine should still have the lifting loops attached.

This is your chance to up the front end to use a SD pump but you are spending about $400 on a new 96-up front cover. Find a pick and pull and strip the parts of a wrecked SD.
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The water pump to timing cover is a one piece rubber gasket. The timing cover to front of engine uses several fiber gaskets in water jacket locations and silicon the rest of the way around for oil retention. I believe Fel-Pro sells a complete fiber replacement.

The engine weighs between 750 and 850 pounds depending on how much fluid you get out. Also the motor needs to be raised about 2 feet if you strip off the front end. Your engine should still have the lifting loops attached.

This is your chance to up the front end to use a SD pump but you are spending about $400 on a new 96-up front cover. Find a pick and pull and strip the parts of a wrecked SD.
I would but the water pump is brand new. I put a new one on about 2 months ago because the impeller was chewing up the pump housing. The front cover looked brand new when the pump was off. Is there any benefit to upgrading the front cover? This will be a chance for me to put the banks intercooler on that has been sitting in my guest room for about a year.
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Swap the waterpump to the new cover. Tousley Ford shows that it's the same part number. Ford probably discontinued yours and only offers the one now meaning that they are essentially the same. Upping the front cover will allow you to run '96-03 HPOP. These are cheaper, flow more, and easier to find. Pulling this stuff off a wrecked truck will save a ton of money.

I love my Banks intercooler.
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Swap the waterpump to the new cover. Tousley Ford shows that it's the same part number. Ford probably discontinued yours and only offers the one now meaning that they are essentially the same. Upping the front cover will allow you to run '96-03 HPOP. These are cheaper, flow more, and easier to find. Pulling this stuff off a wrecked truck will save a ton of money.

I love my Banks intercooler.
I was planning on putting a t500 on it when it have it apart. The PO had the engine replaced about 40k ago, so the front cover was most likely replaced. Is there a good way to determine which front cover is on the engine prior to disassembly?
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This is a Patrick or Madpogue question. I'll see what I can find but they will probably see and answer this first.

Just thinking, the cover doesn't generally go out so there should be a casting date on it somewhere. These are usually near the balancer. Pulling the IPR out will ID if it is a old HPOP or new. If the pump is one or the other than the cover is matched.
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Cool. I'll check that out. It should be fun doing this in my backyard. I was used to working in a shop for so long I got spoiled.
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Started prepping the engine to pull today. It's a really nice day for pulling an engine in my back yard. Hopefully it stays that way for a little while.
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