When replacing all gaskets in a 3.2/5L.....
Im puting new felpro gaskets rear main seal,rear mainseal retainers backing plate seals(2), thermostat, and gasket, oil pan, valve cover gaskets seals, sparkplug tube seals(6), egr flange gasket, egr tube gasket, egr circular tube -to- plenum gaskets(2), upper, and lower intake gaskets,throttle body gasket, exaust manifold gaskets (hard as hell to find,lol, I got them tho),, Now heres the thing, since the front timing gear is bitch, and I already practiced the removal of this procedure on my old 3.2L block that still had the oil pump housing, and timing oil gear as well, I broke a bolt in one of the two threaded holes(9-o'clock, + 3-o'clock), with a timing gear puller, so I dunno, If I should risk this on the new motor?, also If you remove the gear from the shaft, will you hav eto reset the top dead center mark from the pump housing withe the piston 1 on top dead center with a rod/stick in the spark plug hole on piston 1?, or is there a groove on the shaft that fits rite on the the timing gear it self?, or...?, I wanted to know should I remove the front crankshaft seal? Im doing the rest of the engine minus the headgaskets, since there good "Knock On Wood", because im going with full synthetic motor oil, and plus the oil pan gasket is a BitCH to get at while it needs service to replace the gasket, so as the rear seal, such, and such....., wat do u guys think?, and procedure for removing and installing the rear main seal?, that part is critical, due to leaks, such and such,any help would be great,The motor has 74,000 miles. Its a 2001 Chrysler 300M 3.5L H.O., I have a new water pump on handy, and timing belt as well, so wachu guys think?,
Last edited by luisa; 10-30-2006 at 10:58 PM.