[V8] Fire Damage Repair

Joe.Griffith at akerkvaerner.com Joe.Griffith at akerkvaerner.com
Wed Mar 30 06:06:00 EST 2005


Thanks for the reply.

I was hoping someone would be able to confirm that I could do this
without dropping the Trans.

It looks like I'll start gathering the pieces.

Thanks again


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tony and Lillie [mailto:tonyandlillie1 at earthlink.net]
> Sent: Tuesday, March 29, 2005 10:18 PM
> To: Griffith, Joe KMEPIT
> Cc: v8 at audifans.com
> Subject: Re: [V8] Fire Damage Repair
> Subject: RE: [V8] Fire Damage Repair
> Hi, and thanks for all the replies
> I'm not sure what you mean by Dizzy seals and VC gaskets?
> Also, is there a way to get to the wiring without dropping the
> transmission?  If not how hard and time consuming is it to drop?
> Joe,
> Yes, you can replace the switch without removing the trans completely.
> Just
> pull the drivers side mount, and you can get it. YOu may also have to
> remove
> the front engine mount bolt from the top. Mine was gone when I got the
> car.
> THe switch itself is held on by two or three 5mm bolts. I also pulled
> x-pipe. It is the piece of pipe that goes from the manifolds to the
> I
> think I pulled it with the cats, if I recall correctly. I knew
> nothing about the V8 at this time, and it took me about six or so
> As Kent said, the dizzy seals are distributor seals. There is one from
> distributor (dizzy) housing to the block, and one from the distributor
> the housing. There are two dizzys, so that's a total of four. Those
> the
> VC gaskets are about the only things I know about that can leak onto
> cats, aside from something working it's way back there. Oil pan
> and
> crank seals/oil pump seals are the first things that come to mind.
> the
> engine well, and go from there if you can't find anything obvious.
> Tony Hoffman

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