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Have them in hand from O'Reilly 5 bucks n change. Thx

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Have them in hand from O'Reilly 5 bucks n change. Thx
Sweet, I like Oreilly
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Now that I have found "the leak", I believe I need to also do a plenum pan fix. After reading about that issue, I think that is where the oil is going. There is no burning oil to speak of, smell or blue smoke, but I do get engine knock when accelerating onto the freeway. What I didn't see in my research was where to order the aluminum pan. Another thought here. Even though I have no current head gasket issues, if I am replacing the valve cover gaskets along with plenum pan & gasket, should I go ahead with head gaskets since that is just 1 more step? 176669 on the clock. I did a head set a several years ago on a Lumina van with great success. Took the heads to my machine shop for the valve job while it was apart.

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Now that I have found "the leak", I believe I need to also do a plenum pan fix. After reading about that issue, I think that is where the oil is going. There is no burning oil to speak of, smell or blue smoke, but I do get engine knock when accelerating onto the freeway. What I didn't see in my research was where to order the aluminum pan. Another thought here. Even though I have no current head gasket issues, if I am replacing the valve cover gaskets along with plenum pan & gasket, should I go ahead with head gaskets since that is just 1 more step? 176669 on the clock. I did a head set a several years ago on a Lumina van with great success. Took the heads to my machine shop for the valve job while it was apart.
Its one more step, but I wouldn't do it without due cause. Who knows what you'll find, maybe a crack. It could turn into more than you want. Plus you really should drain the block of coolant or you'll get it into the cylinders and valley when the heads come off. Special 'square' wrench needed to remove the two block plugs. And the exhaust manifolds need to come off. It really is a big extra step.
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Its one more step, but I wouldn't do it without due cause. Who knows what you'll find, maybe a crack. It could turn into more than you want. Plus you really should drain the block of coolant or you'll get it into the cylinders and valley when the heads come off. Special 'square' wrench needed to remove the two block plugs. And the exhaust manifolds need to come off. It really is a big extra step.
Good point about exhaust mans. could be an excuse to get Thorley headers. I do have a selection of 8 pt. sockets so draining the block isn't a big deal.

I have discovered the replacement boots don't work on moog tres. Headed to O'Reilly to get the original moog tre I ordered. Thx

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Original fluid leak found!!!
After finding & fixing a leak @ the tranny cooler elbow and all of the other leaks I've discovered. Today I find a fresh drop of mostly clear fluid on the garage floor. It's the seam of the ps pump reservoir. The 3rd ps pump in a string of pump replacements. Had 2 bad Cardone pumps from NAPA so I ordered a Mopar from the dealer. The dealers pump has the leak. They are replacing under warranty but it is a pain to have to continually make the same repair due to malfunctioning parts.

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