2001 5S "Turbo"
Chemtool and a razor blades works for me.
Scott, I have the crank pulley and front main seal out. How do I safely pull out the spacer?What Willie says, about cleaning is good.
When removing the oil pan, you need to remove the accessory belt. Then you can undo the A/C compressor and swing it out of the way.
Take out all the bolts on the bottom of the oil pan. There is one bolt that goes into side of the oil pan and it is the lower bolt for the belt tensioner bracket. Don’t forget this one.
When doing the front crank seal, the 19mm headed bolt can be very tight, it may require a tool to hold the crankshaft pulley and a breaker bar to get it loose. Pry out the seal. Pull off the spacer. Use emery cloth to clean the outside of the spacer. Replace the O-ring on the inside of the spacer. Install the new seal into the timing cover first. Then install the spacer with the new O-ring second. It’s important to do this in the correct order so as not to damage the lip on the new seal.
Scott sent me OEM tube of oil pan sealant. I will be following exact steps from the manual.FYI: When assembling, be sure to use "sensor safe" sealant that is safe for oxygen sensors. When I was learning about t what kills o2 sensors, silicone gasket sealant was on the list. (Google for this).5
Check your rear motor mount before you do anything wild with the clutch. Mine was shot; replacing it fixed my shuddering. They're not built too strong since these are really light engines. There's a guy on eBay who sells rebuilt mounts for about $65 shipped.severe shuddering from takeoff since I got it.
Good suggestion, it really is the clutch, unfortunately. Previous owner said they did a clutch job without resurfacing OR cleaning flywheel.Check your rear motor mount before you do anything wild with the clutch. Mine was shot; replacing it fixed my shuddering. They're not built too strong since these are really light engines. There's a guy on eBay who sells rebuilt mounts for about $65 shipped.