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I taked to a mech who used to work for caddy and he stated he could do the valve cover gaskets without rotating the motor forward. He said it was about a 3 hour job.

I think if he can do it I should be able to do it. Does anyone have any experiance doing this, is it possible? Also should I change both or can I get away with changing just the one that leaks. Any tip tricks on it would be GREATLY appreciated.

I will be trying shift solenoids tommorow or wedensday for the stuck in second issue. Thanks for all the recent post on the issue have been a GREAT HELP. Any special watch out /dont do tips VERY appreciated.

Thanks guys, what do I need to get into the Kill section of the forums again?
 

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Are you really sure it is the cam covers leaking oil? They are a very good seal normally.

Changing both in three hours.....I think that is a bit optomistic.


The foreword cam cover can be removed, cleaned, new seal installed in about an hour or two.

The rear is another story, I wouldn't even try unless there was a significant leak.

If you want I can send you the scanned pages from the Cadillac Service Manual to review the procedure.


Good Luck, George
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growe3 said:
Are you really sure it is the cam covers leaking oil? They are a very good seal normally.

Changing both in three hours.....I think that is a bit optomistic.


The foreword cam cover can be removed, cleaned, new seal installed in about an hour or two.

The rear is another story, I wouldn't even try unless there was a significant leak.

If you want I can send you the scanned pages from the Cadillac Service Manual to review the procedure.


Good Luck, George
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Thanks for the reply, if you could send or post the pics that would be great. I took the mech for his word and he said "more than likely" its coming from the valve cover gasket. The leak seems to be getting worse.

When I was driving it there was never a puddle under it now that it has been sitting it is starting to leak, was told it was from sitting the oil has had time to drip down. When I would stop you could smell oil big time and sometimes bad enough to see the smoke, its coming from the firewall area burning off the exhaust. I was a little apprehensive about it being the gasket but hoping. The only other thing I could think was a rear main but then wouldnt it leak all the time and leave a puddle?

Thanks again and look forward to seeing the diagram. So I am understanding that it probably will take rotating the motor...?
 

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Realtor1 said:
I agree with 3 hours for the job after looking at the manual does seem to very optimistic...not sure if its something I will be able to do, seems much more involved than any other valve cover gasket I have ever done.

Thanks again George
 
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