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A while back I did something really dumb, I punched a hole in the engine pan. I thought oh well I'll just change it out. Ha!!!

After having it in my garage looking it over I found the exhaust crossover captures the pan in place. So I started getting ready to pull the engine out the top BUT WAIT, THERES MORE, it won't come out the top. I have to drop the cradle!

I now have the engine out and am in the process of replacing the pan. I figure now is the perfect time to take care of some other items also. Heater fan ( it only comes out with the engine out of the way), valve cover gaskets, transmission filter and gasket, oil pressure sending unit, heater hoses.

Anyone have any ideas of other parts I might consider replacing while the engine is out?

I'll keep you posted.


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How many miles are on the engine? What is the maintenance history? Are there any driveability issues or other points to consider?

The best answer for you depends on what the engine might need in the foreseeable future, how long you intend to drive the car and what you plan do do with it afterward, whether it has oil seepage or leaks, how good you have been about keeping the coolant fresh, etc.

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The engine will come out up top. You have to remove the rear exhaust manifold and alternator.

The alternator needs to be removed as well as the Y-pipe but not the rear exhaust manifold. It is a little tight around the hose from the A/C accumulator but even the A/C system can remain charged. An engine leveler makes the job MUCH easier. I don't think it could be done without the leveler.

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