oil pan action shots from last weekend's nightmare
old versus new motor mount who knows how old that one was... the rubber had swollen so much from oil it almost felt like jello
things are getting more serious... added 2 jacks, an engine hoist, and the car is now shedding parts...
motor actually looks pretty good inside, nothing nasty sludge wise, nice golden brown on the inner crankcase walls
shot of the oil level sensor and its old/new gaskets. it was cleaned since the photo
oil pan after it was finally out.
and it had about an inch of this crap at the bottom
scooping that all out... nasty...
the old gasket was turned nearly into plastic... had to break it off of there with a few rounds of gasket remover and a shtload of scraping.
and the exhaust work is done as of yesterday, and here are some random shots. its been a really busy weekend... looking forward to sitting down for the afternoon and just doing nothing.
oh, and a picture of the "rolls royce recommended" gasket sealant stuff, for future reference
(which worked really well on the pan seal - luckily! - but i still have some small leaks out of the level sensor hole but at least its easy to get to and reseal, ill probably redo that one with some rtv type stuff instead)
box of new brake parts - fluid filters, fluid, seals for the fluid tank, new park brake cable, and all the soft lines. so... i guess i know what im doing this week/next weekend
the disco getting down to business
drove pretty well loaded down to ~7000lb on the trailer, 4th gear on the highway 50-55mph even up some of the steeper hills on the highway.
welding up the new/used pipes
since the new/used stuff was off of a long wheel base car, we had to shorten it up 3 inches between the swirl pot thing and the second to last muffler. everything fits nice now but i need to track down one more hanger - whichever exhaust shop "fixed" the original stuff broke most of the hangers and welded them straight to the old pipes.
anyway i think we have one more small leak to patch before its perfect, but itll work for now.