My question today is: Do I have to disconnect the steering rod from the Pittman arm in order to lower the oil pan?
And a second question is: Besides the cam shaft seals and the front main seal (which I am replacing already) how many other seals are there?
If I had a leak in the rear main seal, I would not consider that too difficult to repair. It might be a couple of days work, but not difficult.
smj999smj wrote: ↑
Fri Apr 15, 2022 9:58 pm
remove the oil pan to completely clean it out and make sure the oil pickup screen is not restricted.
I have been out of touch while I worked on my taxes so did not respond sooner to your thorough replies.
By the way, I accidentally clicked the exclamation point when I meant to click the quotation mark. I hope that didn't "report" this post.
(just wanted to explain in case it created a problem)
So my plan is to drop the oil pan and throughly clean it and the valve covers, which I can do 100% without any chemical or solvent treatments. Then I just want to be sure I have plenty of lubrication to the valve train, so I am going to connect my external 12 volt Pre-Luber oil pump, sucking out of the oil pan drain hole and into the oil pressure sender port, and observe the open valve train. If everything is good, then I'll put it all back together and feel pretty good about it.
If I don't see plenty of oil delivered to the valve train, then it would really be stupid to ignore that so I'll decide then. I expect and hope to see plenty of oil up there.
Looking forward to answers about steering arms and "how many seals."
Thanks a million !