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Old 11-05-2008, 11:55 PM   #41
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same here.
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Old 11-14-2008, 03:32 PM   #42
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so why is everybody using RTV to put the oil pan back on? is there not an oil pan gasket?
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Old 11-14-2008, 03:37 PM   #43
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nope, no gasket. Just spread some rtv all the way around and bang it back in.
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Old 11-14-2008, 05:04 PM   #44
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Just make sure the mating surfaces of the pan and the block are very clean. Get yourself some gasket remover and a chisel of some sort cause its kinda tough. Don't get any of the remover on your hands... It burns like hell.... If you do, get out the baking soda and make a nice paste and rub it into your hands well.
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So I installed my F2 BSD today. I'm really happy with this mod and would recommend it to anyone willing to deal with taking off the oil pan, which was a chore. Well, a chore compared to the last car I did it on, which is the only thing I have to compare to.

So in all these write ups and things, everybody failed to mention that there is a belt cover that needs to be removed before you can remove the 2 8mm bolts and 2 10mm bolts on the side of the oil pan. It wasn't a big problem, just something else to add to the job.

Once I got the oil pan off and safely inside, I come to find that the bolts holding the balance shaft assembly in place are RIDICULOUSLY tight. I mean, I had to break out the impact wrench, and THAT didn't even do the job. Had to use the 18" breaker bar.

I didn't get the mating surfaces as clean as I know I should have, but I was running out of daylight, and being that this is my daily driver, I had to get this job done in one day. So I'll probably end up having to reseal the oil pan next time I change my oil, but no leaks as of yet, and hopefully it will stay that way.

The added vibrations are definitely noticeable, but nothing I won't easily get used to.

Overall it was well worth it, 20 bucks from F2, and free shipping, and the small amount of added vibrations is easily forgotten when feeling the extra pep the engine has.
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Old 11-16-2008, 12:36 PM   #46
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is this really that hard to do for a novice? focus sport says it takes 4+ hours and should be installed by a professional.
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Its not hard.. Just time consuming. Its all simple mechanics.

You do have to be careful though to keep track of where all the different sized bolts go for the oil pan. There was like 17 total I believe. I ended up drawing a picture of the oil pan and taping the different bolts to it to keep track of where they go. Other than that you are just unbolting the oil pan, unbolting the balance shaft, putting the in the BSD and hooking back up the pan. Its really not that hard. I waited till my car needed an oil change so I just did it all at once.
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ok. well i just ordered it so ill attempt it myself.
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Yeah feel free to ask any questions as you go along.
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Way easy. Just don't take off the crank pulley like I've seen some do. Follow the instructions and you'll be fine. Clean it really well is the key point. Fill it up with 5.5 qts and enjoy!
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