Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Martin, Tennessee
I do use a block plate....there was more oil on the block plate then the flexplate its self... all the oil on the back of block was situated around the rear main seal and just below the corners of the oil pan.....when the engine was running, oil would leak onto the flexplate and torque converter and they would sling the oil on the inside of the bellhousing, the starter, k-member and exhaust.....it was a pretty bad leak..
I am def. replacing the rear main seal but dont know whether to do anything about the oil pan gasket....other than dropping the k-member or pulling the entire motor,...with the trans. being out of the car, dont know how else to do it..... anyone had any luck replacing an oil pan with a tubular k-member while still in the car?