Just A GRRRRRRR

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  1. PTNOUT

    PTNOUT GMFS Member

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    Changed oil pan gasket and timing chain cover on the wifes 2007 5.3. First off went to get a puller from orileys and of course they tried giving me the old style that bolts go through that I have sitting in my tool chest. Got the Chrysler puller and made it work with a little rigging. Took it back and went to get the installer and nope that one is rented out. Went by Auto Zone....(hated doing that) and they rented me one that I thought well maybe this will work after looking at it. Got to the shop NOPE. Had to cut a piece of pipe to make it work. So got all back together belt tensioner started squeaking, went by local parts store paid a little more because I like having a local guy and put it on. Take a test drive with new one on and Nope still squealing like a pig. Pull it back in the shop and put a dab of WD on just the belt and it stops. Ok so new belt. Look under Truck to admire the no oil leak to find a puddle. WTH?????? Search a lot more to find a trail all the way up to the top back of the motor. Valley pan leaking, ordered parts starting on that tomorrow when they get here. GRRRRRRRRRRR
     
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    Thats lame. There are few things more aggravating than running back and forth and getting no where. Random oil leaks are one of those things. I feel your pain.
     
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    Sounds like you did a piss poor job of looking for the leak. :shrug:
     
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    Valley pan?
     
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    It is the pan that is right below the intake.
     
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    At least it's not the rear main seal.
     
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    Valley Cover. If you go searching for a valley pan you might come up empty.
     
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    Ah Valley cover does sound more correct. LOL I have the gasket set sitting here from jegs so will start in the morning. Supposed to be about 30 here for a high so glad the shop has a good heater.
     
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    Have any of you ever changed one of these or know someone that would know how to get gasket out from under the DOD assembly?
     
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    The valley cover gasket? I replaced mine but I didn't have DOD, sorry.
     
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    So finally talked to a gm mechanic that advised me that they are not changed with the dod. They replace the entire thing. . So cut the plastic that holds the outside part of the gasket and used the gasket without the dod.
     

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