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Old 06-12-2009, 09:33 PM
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Timming cover

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Here's what I got guys. I pulled my timming cover off to change my gear drive. I'm having fits trying to put the sucker back on. Man I don't want to drop the headers lift the motor and all that jazz if I don't have to!! I can only get to 3-4 of the pan bolts to loosen, but I still can't get the pan to drop down in the front. I know we have alot of wizards on this forum so help me out!! I'm using an aluminum timming cover but will use anything now. PLEASE how about some ideas?????

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Old 06-13-2009, 10:13 AM
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Need more info what type car and what engine . Cole
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Shouldn't have to drop headers. Just pull the motor mount bolts and lift it a couple inches. Then use whatever you can; combo wrench, universal-jointed sockets; just do it

I have a 1/4" air rachet that is small enough that I can fit it between the pan and the crossmember.
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sorry tommer2, didn't want to start a new thread.does this mean when i change my timming chain and gears on my 87 350ci caprice i may run into this same problem.i don't want to have to drop oil pan just to install new cover. any help welcome as i will be doing this soon. thanks JOE.
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Thanks for all your help guys!! GOT it!!!
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sorry tommer2, didn't want to start a new thread.does this mean when i change my timming chain and gears on my 87 350ci caprice i may run into this same problem.i don't want to have to drop oil pan just to install new cover. any help welcome as i will be doing this soon. thanks JOE.
Joe, there is no way to do this without loosening the pan .
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Old 06-13-2009, 09:15 PM
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good for you tommer2 ,glad it worked out now for my situation will i have to go thru alot of bs to change my timming chain annd gears on my sbc 5.7L.I have a summit sum-g6601 roller timing set sbc,roller,i have a 1987 5.7L 350 n my caprice.also have mr gasket timing cover#4590.will this work on my car.
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Did you disconnect the engine mount?

Any other ways to lift engine than using an engine crain?

I am afraid if I jack under pan an oil leak may develop.
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thanks eric,any info is greatly welcome now on my car 1987 caprice is there any other little tips you may know for this instalation. thanks,JOE.
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Joe, there is no way to do this without loosening the pan .

Yes it can be done,But it is very hard to do it, without loosening the pan.. The trick is to put the bottom in first,And push down,and in,Till it goes onto the dial pins..Like I said,It is by far easy.I have done a few like that.But it is so much easier to lower the front of the pan..

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thanks for info,i think i'll drop pan and do this the correct way. thanks JOE.
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