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Well I got the timing cover back on tonight. I resealed the oil pan with loads of RTV. I had to jack up the engine to drop the oil pan and so I stuck old brake pads in there to hold it up just enough.
The toughest part was trying to get the two bolts started on the oil pick-up tube reaching over the oil pan and into the crankcase. I set a paper towel insid the oil pan to hopefully catch the bolt when I drop it, fortunately I did not drop anything.
I am a bit concerned where I did not get any fresh RTV gasket maker on the oil pan seal by the starter. I should have pulled the started and squeezed some in there. I hope this doesn't come back to haunt me. Especially after the concerns written above. We will see.
I will take some pics tomorrow before I get any further.
Ho hum another day with no truck. Good thing I have a company truck to go to work in.
I started this job on Friday afternoon, Went till about 10pm. And back at it Saturday morning after some errands about 9am and went until I had it all apart around 4 or so. I did not order a new seal kit for the timing cover until saturday because I did not know what exact I would need. Napa had the kit for me Sunday morning and I couldn't do a thing with it as it was short a gasket. I had to run to Laconia Ford as my local Ford dealer did not have one gasket for the oil cooler. It was a 3 hour adventure in the car to go and get it. But at least it is on the way to completion.
I used some JB weld on the aluminum parts to reseal the holes. I did not take any pics of that. DOH!
1999 F-350 SuperDuty
7.3L Turbo Diesel
Reg Cab 8' Bed
4" Factory Lift