Re: [DML] Re: antifreeze in my oil
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Re: [DML] Re: antifreeze in my oil

While dropping the pan may have some benefits, I would not suggest anyone  do 
this unless they seriously have to.  While I had my engine out and on a  
stand, I decided I would take my non-leaking oil pan off, just to 'see' what it  
is like inside.  Big mistake.  It was clean as a whistle and took me  days to 
get the old gasket off, polish the flanges, re-tap the bolt threads for  even 
torque, and caused me a lot of stress hoping that I got the pan sealed up  
properly once the engine was back in the car.  I used putty knives, razor  blades, 
screwdrivers, sandpaper, even a dremel to get the old gasket off.
In my opinion, the oil pan should never be removed unless it is 100%  
necessary.  That old gasket is unbelievably good!  There is no way in  heck I would 
try to take the pan off unless I had the engine on a stand  anyway.
Just my 2 cents
In a message dated 1/28/2007 5:58:09 P.M. Central Standard Time,  
jtrealty@xxxxxxxxxxxxx writes:

After  you do all of
this and you have to seal up the cavities you should change  the oil
and filter again after running the motor a little to get all of  the
crud out. In fact you may want to drop the pan and wipe it  out.
David Teitelbaum
vin 10757 

Fargo, ND  
1982 DeLorean DMC12 VIN 11596

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