Hello from MISSOURI, USA. Found oil in the driveway. Local mechanic inspected it and says it could be leaking from the front and rear main seal. Sounds costly so I wonder if I could do it myself with a video from Joe?
If it rear main seal transmission needs to come out. If it’s front main seal it’s essentially a timing belt job.
I would make sure 100% where the leak is originating from before I take stuff apart. For these cars not a easy job and extremely costly done by professionals and that too hard to find those who are familiar with this make and model. A DIY consists of the following
factory manuals as many as you can find, a garage, tools/special tools, engine hoist ( just in case ) and lastly most important thing of all time and motivation.
Thanks all… probably time to address both front and rear main seals at this point. Problem is I’m a visual learner so these videos are good from the gods.
There has been video requests for an entire engine removal and from what I understand Joe would be making one this summer if i am correct. All i can say that i would find it easy to hike up mount Everest with one leg than do a complete engine/tranny removal and disassembly on these cars as a first timer and on top of that good luck finding OE parts and after market ones that fit.
Hahahah well said!!! So far, I was able to get the plenum gasket and spark plugs changed out. Now I’m motivated and ready to rip up carpet and drive shafts. I just love this old girl and wish the fella before me would’ve cared for her better