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kucharskimb kucharskimb is offline
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Join Date: Aug 2004
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background: crank was ground and nitrided prior to rebuild. either the aluminum crank plugs were not replaced, or they were not seated correctly after the heat treatment...

1 put the jack and blocks under the engine.
2 removed the muffler, engine mounting plate, and engine tin.
3 removed the fan belt, bolt and pulley.
4 cleaned everything with brake/parts cleaner several times.
5 with everything clean and a flashlight, you can clearly see the aluminum plug in the back of the bolt hole. pounded it in with a punch a few times.
6 using loctite 574, put some on the inside of the bolt hole, wiped it into all of the bolt threads, front of crank, back of pulley, front of pulley, and both sides of washer.
7 once everything was seated, flush and hand tight, used the impact wrench to tighten everything down tightly.
8 wiped down the excess 574.
9 reassembly of steps 1-3
10 allowed to dry for 48 hours, just to make sure...

i'll let you know if it start leaking again. seems to be holding up after one short drive. hope this helps anyone else with this problem.

matt
Old 10-17-2004, 08:55 PM
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