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Northstar Engines and System Technical Discussion Discussion, 98 ETC Head Gasket project started today... in Cadillac Engine Technical Discussion; Looks a little far out there, but then again im still a noob. Here's some reference pics, scroll down a ...
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    Re: 98 ETC Head Gasket project started today...

    Looks a little far out there, but then again im still a noob. Here's some reference pics, scroll down a bit

    http://www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum3/HTML/000116-4.html



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    Re: 98 ETC Head Gasket project started today...

    Wait a minute... Is it my imagination?... Or has the chain dug a channel into the nylon surface of the tensioner , thus causing it to extend?

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    Re: 98 ETC Head Gasket project started today...

    Bingo! It is supposed to, but that one appears to be worn in quite deeply. I'd just replace the shoe (if you can). The chain is just fine (unless it has worn completely through the shoe and has been running on the tensioner piston).

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    Re: 98 ETC Head Gasket project started today...

    I hope somebody see this while I'm working here... Where are some points where I can hook a chain to safely hoist the engine?

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    Connect an engine lifting fixture to the engine using support hooks at the left rear and the right rear of the engine. Use the torque strut bracket at the left front of the engine for the third lift point.

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    Re: 98 ETC Head Gasket project started today...

    I've already got it broken down though. Torque struts are off.

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    Looking through an old HG thread by Taetos, he said he used the old head bolts to attach the chain to... He had already installed Norm's inserts and just hand tightened the old bolts into the inserts. I have not installed inserts yet, but I guess I'll do the same.

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    Re: 98 ETC Head Gasket project started today...

    Here is a shot of the two lifting-plate/eyes that I used, after the heads were off. Its a flat plate, maybe 1/4" (whatever scrap I could find) with a good sturdy lifting eye screwed thru, bolted from underside, then welded.

    One on each side, and the cherry picker make quick work of moving it around.

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    Re: 98 ETC Head Gasket project started today...

    That looks good Steve. Thanks!

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    Re: 98 ETC Head Gasket project started today...

    With the heads off, you're not dealing with a lot of weight
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    Re: 98 ETC Head Gasket project started today...

    Quote Originally Posted by tateos View Post
    With the heads off, you're not dealing with a lot of weight
    That was my thought... I figured no more than 400-500 lbs. So my idea will work you think?... even though it's just the original threads?

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    Re: 98 ETC Head Gasket project started today...

    A way-back thread http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums...ine-weigh.html , post #2, had Google claiming 400, 475 WITH accessories.

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    Re: 98 ETC Head Gasket project started today...

    Got the engine out and I'm about to put it on the stand... But it looks like we've got a lot of oil under the right side where I couldn't see behind the transaxle. Looking like a seal kit.

    Up she goes!



    Thanks Richard (Taetos) for sending me pics of how you lifted the engine. I actually decided to use 4 lift points. It went very well.




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    Re: 98 ETC Head Gasket project started today...

    I finally got a memory card for my phone so I can shoot videos. Here is one of the engine block and the oil leaks...


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    Re: 98 ETC Head Gasket project started today...

    So what do I need to order? Do I need to order individual seals? Or is there a kit? I read somewhere that the oil distribution plate should be replaced as well as the main bearing cap bolts. Is that right? Don't want to get deep into it and realize I don't have everything I need.

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    Re: 98 ETC Head Gasket project started today...

    Hahaha nice youtube name . I know you didn't want to hear this, but you might as well reseal the pan. Kill two birds with one stone.

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