redsautos wrote: ↑
Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:43 am
Thanks for your response. I paid 129.00 for gasket set and 103.00 for timing chain kit. I figured if I had the engine out I would replace the oil pump. If you say don't then I will leave it. I replaces the valve gaskets about 6 months ago and then my car looked like uncle bucks car every morning. My mechanic did a bypass to stop that from happening. He said the valve covers were warped a little. Now he has the engine out and said if I replace them he can undo the bypass. Thoughts?
What's "the bypass"? Were the PCV valves replaced then? Obviously your mechanic has the engine in front of him and might be in a better position to judge what needs replaced, but to me it sounds like too much busy work is going to the engine. Don't get me wrong - It is good advice, and will save you labor in the long run if he addresses B and C while working on A, but what I am saying is that most of these things will outlast the vehicle itself.
If you want to do it for peace of mind, then why not.
Things like rear main seals, crankshaft seals etc... I would replace, with OEM only because it is not fun to go back under there.
Has he recommended opening the oil pan and checking your bearings?
Sparkplugs - NGK PLFR5A-11 is what I would use
Look in the factory service manual linked in my signature, maintenance or general info section for other spec recommendations.
Also, you can download the owner's manual online by typing in "make year model owner's manual pdf" in case you don't have a physical copy