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Old 07-02-2007, 02:01 PM   #11
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Pay the $150 for the shop to fix it and then sell it. When a person hears there'* a oil leak or anything wrong dealing with the engine they will probably assume this car will have many problems in the future and they may think it gives them a right to offer very little for the car Plus it'* a well cared for car so it will sell faster with no problems attached
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3.4 OHV or 3.4 DOHC?

On a DOHC, this fix involves removing the rear head.

HOWEVER, it can be done without taking the head off, but the plug will only come up about 3/4 of an inch. The trick is to pull the plug up as far as you can until it hits the head and cutting the old o-ring off, then dropping the plug back into the hole, lubing up the new o-ring and stretching it over the plug, pull up on it again, and seating the o-ring where it belongs. Slab a little silicone on and you're done.

2.8, 3.1, 3.4 OHV, took me 20 minutes to replace the o-ring.

[edit]I meant without taking the head off.
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i hope the shop knows what they are getting into for $150
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I do too...I had to update that, I noticed I made a typo.

Been around W bodies a long, long time. When you're ready to sell, let me know and I'll throw it up on the W body boards.

And for $150, I am betting they don't as I believe the last person I know had it done and it ended up being over $700.
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Im gonna print this and show it to them, thanks for the info!
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rather late update:

after showing this thread to the shop, they agreed that they were originally wrong, and I was actually looking at about $700. I am not mad at all, the shop owner is a good drinking buddy of mine.

So on the last oil change, I put in a thicker oil, 15W-40, and now its virtually leak free

I have have put almost 1000 miles on it since then, and when I checked it today, it was down 1/2 quart. I think this will temporarily fix it enough to sell as-is without feeling completely horrible about it.
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Quote:
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rather late update:

after showing this thread to the shop, they agreed that they were originally wrong, and I was actually looking at about $700. I am not mad at all, the shop owner is a good drinking buddy of mine.

So on the last oil change, I put in a thicker oil, 15W-40, and now its virtually leak free

I have have put almost 1000 miles on it since then, and when I checked it today, it was down 1/2 quart. I think this will temporarily fix it enough to sell as-is without feeling completely horrible about it.
Honesty is always the best policy so not to feel horrible..
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