Ya had to wait for some lift time. Anyways I did not do all the photos just basics as really had to work & get it done without getting oil all over camera.
Was no big deal to remove the factory gasket, came down easily once the PU tube was removed.
You can see where build ups from oil leaking past the old gasket was a problem.
The good news no surprises inside the pan on the Pk Ave with now 97 k miles.
Obviously the previous owner did oil changes! No Gunk & chunks! Thank YOU!
Connecting rods were all pretty tight no upwards movement. Took a small flashlight into the exposed bores, clean as a whistle!
Got the pick up tube with gasket installed and electrical connections on/bolted right up & torqued it up..ALL IS WELL NO LEAKS NOW!!!
Reading from the oil pressure is now accurate without varying swings.
Inspected all the subframe bushings while the pan was off they look all good & bolts tight BUT>>>>
The Front lower control arm bushings are developing some minor cracks...
So when I do the front suspension strutt etc..will have to order the 2 new bushings & press some new one in...fun...
Well that solves the oil pan leak problem. I used synthetic oil like always with a new Napa Gold Filter, and LubeGard engine treatment, PA is happy again
Oil life monitor was at 35 % with 3000 miles on it and I think the synthetics have really cleaned this motor well. First time since I bought it that the oil was still really clean at 3000 miles!!!