Oil Pump Cover Seal PITA

Mar 13, 2003
North Front Range, CO
I replaced the seal for the oil pump cover. PITA!!! all but one of the scerws striped out the head (philps head) I had to Dremal a grove in the head of screw to get them out. I had to grind one all the way out. I found some bolts to replace them, all but the ones behind the pulley, they need to be flush. Put cardboard over the radiator to protect it, as I almost put a hole in it with a tool.
The hardest part is getting the alt. belts tight. Who put the bolt that tightens the belt in tight with all the trany and PS hoses? If you do this you need a BIG TORQUE WRENCH 304 ft/lbs. Not sold in stores, at least I couldn't find one. Luckley I got to use one from work. You should replace the front main seal too, and the water pump if you think it might need to be replaced. I just replaced the front main seal on mine last fall and forgot to get a new main seal one for this fix. I hope it doesn't leak.
kurt 94 fzj80 220000 mi

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