Question about Chevrolet Tahoe
You don't need to drop the pan at all. Before replacing the front cover, grind off about two thirds of the inner metal lip on the cover, throw away the seal strip and fill the cavity there with a good grade of sensor-safe silicone. Let it partially dry. Put a dab of silicone on the two corners where the pan meets the cover and then put the cover back on, putting the bottom edge where the silicone is into place first, bringing the cover up against the block and into alignment with the two guide pins.
Smooth over ant silicone that squeezed out using your finger. The rest of the install is the same as usual.
'Been doing it that way for nearly forty years and never had one leak yet!!
Posted on Aug 25, 2010
You do not have to remove the pan, but it would be easier if you loosen the front 3 or 4 bolts on each side.
Posted on Aug 25, 2010
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The best way is to pull the motor out. The timing chain cover needs to come off of the front of the motor (behind the water pump) and this can be done with the motor in the car. The problem comes when you try to put the cover back on. There is a seal that fits in a groove on the bottom of the timing cover. The seal will not let the cover go back into place without damaging the seal. The oil pan needs to be dropped down and then the timing cover goes into place. The oil pan goes on after the timing cover is in place. Any other way will result in premature failure of the timing cover to oil pan seal. If you have enough room under the car and can remove the oil pan, that will work also. I hope this helps.
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