Chevy.....not Buick related engine question....

Discussion in 'The Bench' started by jaystoy, May 17, 2019 at 7:54 PM.

  1. jaystoy

    jaystoy Well-Known Member

    Need some help here. My Buick runs like a champ! My sons Camaro with a small block chevy….not so. Had to replace the cam and lifters. I was able to get the timing cover off the block easily without having to touch the oil pan. But now trying to get it back on...….that's another story. The lower portion of the cover has that thick rubber seal in a track, that meet the front lip of the oil pan. Anyone have any tricks or sure fire ideas, as I really do not wish to loosen or drop the pan. Thanks for any advice. Damn chebby's
     
  2. hugger

    hugger Well-Known Member

    You gotta loosen the pan,..only way with a conventional cover
     
  3. hugger

    hugger Well-Known Member

    I have trimmed the lip on a BBC, and got it back in there, you may could do the same and then use 2 Phillips screwdrivers in the middle holes on each side to pry down the cover enough to start a few of the other bolts,....but loosening the pan is probably less work
     
  4. jaystoy

    jaystoy Well-Known Member

    Thanks.....the oil pan does not leak a drop...ugh, and I know it will leak after! Ugh. I suppose that's gonna be the best way however
     
  5. hugger

    hugger Well-Known Member

    Just wipe clean with a microfiber, slide it up in the pan gap far as possible, I would dry mount it if the gasket stays intact then clean the pan rail,block area really well the put a bead of sealer in the seam and smear it in tight
     
  6. 455 Powered

    455 Powered Well-Known Member

    Hugger is right on with the advice about trimming timing cover lip
     

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