Post by gasmizer91 on Jan 29, 2017 0:17:07 GMT -5
Hello - somewhat new to posting on the forum.
History since I will most likely be hitting you guys up for knowledge as this is my first foray into the world of a 3 cylinder. My daily was a Defender 90 with a 5.3 Gen III and gas is killing me so I sought out a pre-95 Japanese 4wd or AWD car and since I could not afford or rather did not want to fix a skyline and I could not find a 323 GTX near me I got "the egg". Wife hates the car..must be the gas smell in the inside (another on the to do list thing).
I have to take care of the oil leak and low oil pressure so I can just "the egg" back on the road. - 91 white 4x4 GL 5 speed . These cars are so fun to drive.
Not sure what the damn thing is called but for argument sake - crankcase cover (oil pump and water pump housing). Anyway in my frustration of wanting to get the front pulley off the crank I ended up ripping the casted housing for the 2 o/clock positioned timing belt cover and creating a whole. I want to get it welded back on and fix the whole. Anyone see a problem with welding on the front aluminum cover? I should take a picture and post. I did not create any cracks near the oil pump housing or the water pump housing.
Side note, this was a spare engine that was out of the car so I did not have the luxury of engaging the car in gear and setting the parking break.
Also, reading through the post, it looks like I need to drop the oil pan to get the cover to slide off....correct? anyone bueller?
Thanks in advance.
Anyone else have dreams of sticking in Ford's 3 cylinder turbo in their justy - 123hp stock .