Thanks for the tips!
Your correct, oil leaks. Did miss the LIM bolt under the SC bypass, but found it when I couldn't tear the top off the engine
. There'* a bolt on the back corner, opposite the SC bypass, under a sensor (I think it'* the ECT), that I took off with an open wrench. I wanted to ask advice on pulling the sensor. Anything to it, isn't mentioned in the SM. Does it need anything for the threads on replacement?
Will be doing all the other work you mention, using Fel-Pro gaskets, 180 thermostat, Autolite 605 plugs, Taylor wires, etc. Other than disconnecting a fair amount wires and hoses, it'* going pretty smoothly. I did pick up a Chilton #28200, much better than the Haynes. Have a bid in on Ebay for the FSM'*, nobody better clothes-line me
. I've got the LIM and VC'* off. The rear VC had more grime on the inside and looked more baked then the front, as did the rockers to a lesser extenet. Is this a normal thing or is it an indication of a problem?
I've been using Mobil 1. I know synthetics are thinner then regular oil. Will this hassen leaks? What oil'* do most use?
On cleaning the TB. Should the gasket be replaced? And is Valvoline TB cleaner a good choice?
Hope this isn't aking for too much info, but you guys know your stuff and I like doing it right!