I had someone to tell me that one should pull the filter adapter when doing the timing chain repair so you can do a proper cleaning. A GM service bulletin warns that trash can cause the relief valve to stick open preventing normal oil pressure. I thought I would pass that along.
Now, I have a question about the gasket. I noticed that the inlet and outlet for the water pump could leak and cause water to enter the oil pan. Is there any precaution I should do with installing the gaskets? Do I need to apply rtv anywhere? Dad always applied spray-on copper coat to just one side of the gasket, usually on the part side (timing chain cover). He told me that made it easier to take the part back off it needed.. Please recommend on this as I get ready to reinstall things.
Gosh, this has been one slow job for me. For one thing, the shed has no insulation and no heat.