Found and bought a 1989 Titanium

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    I'm in the same boat. Need to do my front 60k. Maybe the right way this time.
     
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    I runs good, right? Oil leak? What went wrong?

    Like everyone else suggested, try not to tackle to much at one time, it is more enjoyable. And you will spend as much time behind the wheel as under the hood. Drive, wrench, repeat!
     
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    It runs ok. Died at a stoplight and didn't wanna start. That was the only hiccup I've had. But the timing belt looks like crap, and I'm almost positive the front main is leaking. Now that I know what I'm looking at, and I'll have the intake on so I can bump start the crank bolt off. If it's a seal for oil, its leakin.
     
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    I see you had a bunch of egr codes, did you check after it died on you? Might be code 14 like me, CPS. Did you find a CPS to install when you do you front 60k?

    I am taking tomorrow off to do the CPS and front main seal. I will post some pics.
     
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    No codes from that, but the tach was moving. It started after a few tries and hasn't done it again. I figured I'd just get a cps from shosource. The more pics, the better. I haven't really seen a lot of the main seal replacement.
     
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    I was surprised the impact would not remove the crank bolt. Had to install the engine lock up tool. Removed a spark plug and with the oil leak, I have to do a top 60k sooner than I thought. 20181205_132941-1494x2656.jpg

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    Found this, this irratates me, been laying there for 40K miles, found where it was supposed to go. Cam seals are leaking, so I am doing that too.
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    Also, it was the original CPS. no marks on the CPS screws.
     
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    So typical of any age SHO. Once ya start tearing into it you always find some remains of hack work done to it.
    Keep up the good work and thanks for keeping us updated on the progress!
     
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    At least you found out everything early before it got worst. Thanks for the updates. Good to know how long an OEM crank sensor might last.
     
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    Your right and really I cant complain, I have seen way worse than a lost/dropped collar. What surprised me is that it sat there not causing any harm for 40k miles, not a mark on the collar, CPS vane or belt pully.
     
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    Removing the crank sensor seal
     
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    Fancier than the 2 wood screws and pliers I used last time!
     
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    Nice tool, is that a screw captured between the end of the bolt and nut
     
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    I used that method on the back cam seal. Cam seals are easier to remove than crank seals, however. 3 light taps and the crank seal was out.

    It is a tip from a dent puller, I forgot where I got it from, same threads as my AOD tranny seal puller.
     
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