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    [Engine] SUCCESS! The oil leaking was definitely from...

    SUCCESS!

    The oil leaking was definitely from the transmission, and 99% sure it was my installation method of the input shaft seal that caused the problem.

    #RTFM

    decouple the shaft, install...
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    [Engine] Definitely input shaft seal. Oil came out the...

    Definitely input shaft seal. Oil came out the tube when the trans was tipped forward. It probably would have been fine to leave the original one in there, but I got a bad case of...
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    [Engine] First go was with anaerobic, second with "the...

    First go was with anaerobic, second with "the right stuff"

    I'm not convinced this is motor oil. It doesn't smell like gear oil, and looks the color of motor oil, but the input shaft seal (NOS)...
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    [Engine] certainly possible, but would expect it to be...

    certainly possible, but would expect it to be obvious where the oil was coming from. The joints look dry.
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    [Engine] Major Oil Leak (from where???)

    Question: Has anyone seen a leaking oil pan gasket leak so much that it pools in the bottom of the bell housing?

    I just did a clutch job, including rear main seal. Put it all back together, took...
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    [General] Recovering from the clutch job fiasco part 1

    https://youtu.be/KK87nAushQw
  7. [General] Update

    Thanks again for all the tech support. Not quite resolved but getting closer.

    https://youtu.be/KK87nAushQw
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    [Engine] Ohh is there any info out there on B280F swap? ...

    Ohh is there any info out there on B280F swap? I'm thinking of a re-power when I do the frame repair job.
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    [Engine] Exhaust Recommends 2021

    If you were going to replace your entire exhaust system from the block to the back, what product would you go with? What material studs would you use? and what anti-seize method would you go with?
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  10. [General] Thanks everyone for talking me through the...

    Thanks everyone for talking me through the problem.

    I've brought in professional help on this one. He is going to finish the job of cleaning out the remaining bolt material with a die grinder,...
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    [Transmission 5-Speed] Thanks everyone for talking me through the...

    Thanks everyone for talking me through the problem.

    I've brought in professional help on this one. He is going to finish the job of cleaning out the remaining bolt material with a die grinder,...
  12. [General] I had not thought of that. Excellent idea, thank...

    I had not thought of that. Excellent idea, thank you!
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    [Transmission 5-Speed] Absolutely

    Absolutely
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    [Transmission 5-Speed] Definitely going to try that. It needs a tap...

    Definitely going to try that. It needs a tap anyway so I'll probably do a time-sert, sealer on those threads, and decide to use the correct bolt, or put a stud in that side with sealer.
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    [Transmission 5-Speed] wasn't too far, it was angle of attack. I was...

    wasn't too far, it was angle of attack. I was trying to knock down a little more from the top side of the bolt hole and the bit tip was pointed down. Very stupid mistake
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    [Transmission 5-Speed] This was self inflicted. The heater pipe was...

    This was self inflicted.

    The heater pipe was leaking (probably for a very long time), and made it impossible to free up the top passenger side transmission bolt. Decided to drill it, and had it...
  17. [General] Thanks for all the tips. I think I'm going to...

    Thanks for all the tips. I think I'm going to attempt a timesert with red loctite, stud with red loctite, and maybe loosen the engine mounts to tilt the motor as far forward as possible to get the...
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    Annapolis MD here

    Annapolis MD here
  19. [General] Clutch job just turned into a major overhaul

    https://youtu.be/q4TVESHGyVc

    I have another block, any suggestions for performance upgrades while building up a new engine?
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    [General] I killed it... https://youtu.be/q4TVESHGyVc

    I killed it...

    https://youtu.be/q4TVESHGyVc
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    [Transmission 5-Speed] Well... I'm building a new engine now.... ...

    Well... I'm building a new engine now....


    https://youtu.be/q4TVESHGyVc
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    [Transmission 5-Speed] thanks for the tip. Once I get this broken bolt...

    thanks for the tip. Once I get this broken bolt out, I should be home free.
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    [Transmission 5-Speed] right so if the bearing is not snug in the...

    right so if the bearing is not snug in the housing, should I get an oversize bearing or replace the housing?

    I think this problem has existed the entire 17 years I've owned the car. When I...
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    [Transmission 5-Speed] So I got the clutch/pressure plate/fly wheel off...

    So I got the clutch/pressure plate/fly wheel off yesterday and the pilot bearing just came out with a finger pull. That seems wrong. Anyone else have that experience?
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    [Transmission 5-Speed] thanks. I'm going into that case next week so...

    thanks. I'm going into that case next week so I'll report what I find.
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