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by jwarren
Fri Mar 23, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: DIY - Explanations and Demonstrations
Topic: rear strut replacement 66 monza
Replies: 15
Views: 3013

Re: rear strut replacement 66 monza

No, I didn’t remove the half shaft nor did Dave. If you recall, he installed the half shaft first. I don’t believe that the TSM said to do so either.
by jwarren
Fri Mar 23, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: DIY - Explanations and Demonstrations
Topic: rear strut replacement 66 monza
Replies: 15
Views: 3013

Re: rear strut replacement 66 monza

I tried to use the stap but couldn’t get a good purchase. If I did it again , I’d try harder to make it work. This may be an uninformed question: what year car is Dave working on? The inner bracket is one piece. The late model shop manual indicated that the bracket was separate for each side (as min...
by jwarren
Thu Mar 22, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: DIY - Explanations and Demonstrations
Topic: rear strut replacement 66 monza
Replies: 15
Views: 3013

Re: rear strut replacement 66 monza

Got it done! It took around five hours to do both sides and that was only for installation since I used Clark's rebuilt struts. I used a bottle jack on one side to gently push up the strut bracket on one side. The passenger side was a PITA! I tried different combinations of lift on the trailing arm ...
by jwarren
Tue Mar 20, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: DIY - Explanations and Demonstrations
Topic: rear strut replacement 66 monza
Replies: 15
Views: 3013

Re: rear strut replacement 66 monza

Started to really look things over and I see a problem. The inner strut bolt on the drivers side , was inserted from the rear 0f the car. Either the exhaust system was routed differently at the the time the bolt was put in or the system was removed and the bolt inserted. The bolt on the passenger si...
by jwarren
Tue Mar 20, 2018 4:49 am
Forum: DIY - Explanations and Demonstrations
Topic: rear strut replacement 66 monza
Replies: 15
Views: 3013

Re: rear strut replacement 66 monza

Ive looked at several tutorials on replacing the struts and I am wondering why i cant jack the car up and place jack stands under the swing arms. It appears to me that the coil springs will then be closer to compressed at a normal level. Motorhead Dave made it look very easy. Glad I bought the rebui...
by jwarren
Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: DIY - Explanations and Demonstrations
Topic: rear strut replacement 66 monza
Replies: 15
Views: 3013

rear strut replacement 66 monza

Brad -can you post the appropriate section in the 66 shop manual addressing rear strut replacement ? Besides the shop manual, does anyone have some other pertinent advice to help make the project easier?
by jwarren
Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: oil cooler seals
Replies: 12
Views: 871

Re: oil cooler seals

If I use the stock bolts, I will not be able to use lock washers since the bolts have a wide, non locking and non-removable, washer on them. Should I stick with them and use some Lock Tite or buy new bolts and use star washers?
by jwarren
Wed Feb 28, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: oil cooler seals
Replies: 12
Views: 871

Re: oil cooler seals

Leaning to just installing a new gasket., lock washers and some blue thread locker. Whats the consensus; cork, composition or rubber ? Additionally, should I use any type of gasket sealer?
by jwarren
Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: oil cooler seals
Replies: 12
Views: 871

Re: oil cooler seals

Oil cooler is not leaking any longer however, the oil pan gasket is failing again. This is the second one that Ive installed in ten years. I bought new lock washers and used red thread locker but the bolts still became finger loose.Then the vicious cycle of re-torquing begins. I also hammered out an...
by jwarren
Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: oil cooler seals
Replies: 12
Views: 871

Re: oil cooler seals

Thanks I looked and couldn't find the torque spec . Its amazing how beat up the old ones were. The video shows the use of perma gasket. Probably not a bad idea to things in place during re-assembly.
by jwarren
Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: oil cooler seals
Replies: 12
Views: 871

oil cooler seals

I'm replacing the leaking oil seal and cannot find what the torque spec in the TSM for the bolts that holds the cooler on. Even if I could find the value, I'm not sure if it would be applicable because the material in the new ones appears to be of a different composition
by jwarren
Sat Nov 25, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: left side oil leak on 66 Monza
Replies: 1
Views: 369

left side oil leak on 66 Monza

Over the past few months, the engine has been leaving a saucer size oil puddle immediately after the engine is shut off. Today I looked into the leaks and determined that the oil pressure switch is leaking very slowly, not fast enough to account for what is coming out of the left bottom.( the second...
by jwarren
Thu Jun 04, 2015 6:18 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: oil pan leaks
Replies: 13
Views: 1171

Re: oil pan leaks

As I mentioned earlier, I de-greased the entire area and the pan is not leaking at all. I tried to re tighten all the Delcotron bolts that I could access. A couple were a bit loose. You answered my question if the oil cooler seals could be done without dropping the engine and as I suspected, it is d...
by jwarren
Tue Jun 02, 2015 7:13 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: oil pan leaks
Replies: 13
Views: 1171

Re: oil pan leaks

It appears that the oil is coming from the cooler side, not that it means a heck of a lot. Its just hard to get a real clean view of things. I think I am going to have to end up dropping the engine down to get a real good look. The oil filter and sending unit are good. In fact I replaced the leaky s...
by jwarren
Mon Jun 01, 2015 5:57 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: oil pan leaks
Replies: 13
Views: 1171

Re: oil pan leaks

Re- installed the new Clark's cork/rubber gasket. Everything was cleaned before assembly. So far so good. I still have an annoying leak originating somewhere in the front of the engine. The oil drips down beyond the front of the oil pan when the engine is running. I de-greased the area around the oi...
by jwarren
Mon May 25, 2015 4:26 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: oil pan leaks
Replies: 13
Views: 1171

oil pan leaks

Two years ago I replaced the leaking pan gasket with a Clarks rubber one. Before installing it, I flattened out the pan on an anvil and cleaned the block. The bolts were tightened to spec with a drop of Locktite on each. Several months later, I noticed that the pan was leaking. I carefully re-tighte...

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