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Old 01-19-2012, 10:10 PM   #96
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so I started to remove my oil pan. I managed to removed every bolts until the very LAST ONE. I managed to snapped the head off the bolt. I guess it was pretty much seized.

so in order for me to remove my pan I had to break the bolt. I managed to removed the bolt from the threaded portion of the engine block but I have no luck with the smooth bore portion. Since it is smooth (no thread) I should be able to hammer it out but I have no luck whatsoever. tomorrow I am going to bring my pan to a local shop and have them press out the bolt or drill it out

so after I removed the oil pan I checked the oil pump nut and it was tight and I checked for sludge and found none.

Tomorrow I will post more pictures of all the stuff I removed. this weekend I will clean the engine but it won't be until two more weeks until I can really work on this project. the next step is going to replace all the seals and gasket (to include the VANOS SEAL and RATTLE)

thank you for reading

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