This is my second time posting here. The first time, 8 months ago, the support from this community helped me to replace the struts on my minivan (thread). Apart from that, I have little experience fixing vehicle issues.
Over the past months, when the van starts, it lurches and shudders...
Ever since I got this 2005, back 9 years ago at @60k miles it has lost about a quart every 1000 miles. I could tell it was losing a little oil around the valve cover gaskets, but efforts to fix were thwarted by inability to get off wiper arms. Could not find the right puller and so have just put...
Should I use a gasket sealer when replacing the oil pan gasket?
If so, does the sealer go on both surfaces of the gasket?
Same for the valve cover gasket?
Best type of gaskets, carboard, cork, or other?
Anything else I should know, not having done this before?
Another forum I go to has an Index of all their How-To's
I makes it SUPER handy to quickly find all the How-To's on any given topic. Does this site have anything like that?
I'm ready to change my VC gaskets and was looking for a good walk through on it but searching didn't really yield any...
My 2001 Grand Caravan Sport (3.3L) has been slowly leaking more and more oil. It's got 93K on it and needs plugs too. The first guilty party was the valve cover gaskets. I priced the dealership and a mechanic doing them, gasped, and then decided to give it a shot.
I went in from the top and...