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Old 07-17-2010, 01:31 AM   #1
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hey guys new to the miata world

just picked up a 91 miata and it has an oil leak that look like its comming from the oil pan gasket how much trouble is it to do one of those and what all is needed to do a timing belt service

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Its rare for these to leak, but possible. Could it be the dipstick tube grommet that's leaking? What about a front or rear main seal?

You pretty much have to pull the motor to replace that gasket.
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I'm not sure on the na's but the nb's just use silicone as a sealer.

It's possible to pull in the car but it's not easy.
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thats what ive been seeing alot is the front and rear seals how hard are those to change

sorry i come from the vw world and everything on those cars it a pita
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I'm not sure on the na's but the nb's just use silicone as a sealer.

It's possible to pull in the car but it's not easy.
After the bullshit threads you've created on here in the last 3-days I highly recommend you refrain from providing any technical information because you're obviously vacuous douche.
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thats what ive been seeing alot is the front and rear seals how hard are those to change

sorry i come from the vw world and everything on those cars it a pita
I also came from the VW world. The front seal is pretty easy to replace, just unbolt the pulley the R&R on the seal. The trans is in the way in the rear. **** like this is documented on maita.net ad nauseam.
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You can drop the front subframe to replace it, if you don't want to do it I had a garage do it for 500 when I first got the car.
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You can drop the front subframe to replace it, if you don't want to do it I had a garage do it for 500 when I first got the car.
your talking about the oil pan gasket right
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your talking about the oil pan gasket right
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hmm doesnt seem like fun just extremly curious i looked under the car numerous times and why is there a need to pull the engine to do the gasket not arguing with anyone just curious to know
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hmm doesnt seem like fun just extremly curious i looked under the car numerous times and why is there a need to pull the engine to do the gasket not arguing with anyone just curious to know
Because there is not enough room to drop the pan without dropping the subframe or pulling the motor. I'd pull the motor and hit every seal rather than deal with dropping the subframe...unless you have a lift I guess.
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After the bullshit threads you've created on here in the last 3-days I highly recommend you refrain from providing any technical information because you're obviously vacuous douche.
I work on cars for a living, ase master since 04, licensed since 01. Who works on your car?
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