: To re-seal or not?

Faded Crest
03-19-12, 05:49 PM
(I don't know if I should have kept this in my HG thread or not, but since it is a little different I thought I'd start a new one... Mods if you want to put it under my other, feel free to do so.)

I have the engine out of the Eldorado and I assumed it would be a big oily mess because the previous owner said it leaked. Now I'm wondering if it was just leaking coolant and pulling oily dirt down with it making it look like an oil leak because it doesn't really seem that bad... My question is where do I need to be looking for leaks?... and what should I consider for factors to re-seal or not? Tricky question, I know... If money and time were not a concern I would just do everything, but you how that goes.

Thanks for the input, and if pics will help let me know what you want to see.

03-19-12, 06:07 PM
To me, it's a no-brainer. Under my watch, if any engine makes it out of it's bay, it gets re-sealed, N* or not. It will never be faster or easier, and gaskets are not that expensive. If the engine isn't resealed, it feels like a half completed job to me, even if the necessary repairs were made.

Faded Crest
03-19-12, 06:20 PM
Can't argue with your logic.

03-19-12, 06:50 PM
Do it, learn more:


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03-19-12, 09:11 PM
do it