wow...the back was actually easier than the front, the cassette pretty much popped right off, i had to pry on it a little, but NOTHING compared to the front, why this is i dont know.
i did rotate the engine, im not sure by how much, i think i changed the angle of the engine more than i did move it forward, which in itself helped ALOT, i tried to take before and after pics but they look the same in a picture, youd just have to see if....
i also have 2 short vids that demonstrate oil flow inside the engine at cold start and at operating temperature, there is a...cam chain cover? underneath my oil cap, over which oil flows and its really neat to see the difference, ill get those up at some point, but its just not an option on dial up.
and now the pics!
this is the front igntion cassette...thingy
rear for comparison, i also believe this is after the engine has been rotated
engine mount removed
bottom view of the ignition cassette
side view of same
plug with boot still on
boot removed....also my elaborate boot removal technique can be seen
the tool necessary to remove such a thing
THAR SHE BLOWS!!!.....i wish i wouldve had an O2 sensor while i was doing this.
also in some pics youll notice that the black area looks a little oily, you can also see some oil in the spark plug area in one of the pics....i at first thought it was coolant, because it appeared somewhat orange/brown on my finger...but then i smelled it and it smells like oil, and i just changed it not long ago which would explain the color, it also had the consistency of oil
why there was oil there? i have no idea, i dont remember any being on the front...but i think its better to not question it
because the car is running just fine and its not losing any oil at a fast enough rate to cause problems, and isnt burning any.
2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue 3.5L DOHC V6 15x,xxx miles "The Forgotten W-Body"
shaved badges, Eclipse HU, Pioneer TS-A1370R'*, Pioneer TS-A6971R'*, 20% tint, cleared corners, Silverstar Hi'*, 9005 Low'*
Fenderwell Intake, Hi-Flow Cat, U-bend delete, GMPP Handling Kit, MOOG endlinks, and 12-inch front rotors
1996 Bonneville SE RIP 157,751 miles, totaled 8/29/05