Originally Posted by t3456
How long did it take you to do all that? I've never done one before. I was thinking about doing mine, but it seems intimidating.
I had not done a straight replacement either but it was very straight forward. Took me about 6 hours start to finish, but I was not hard at it.
You will need a Harmonic balance wheel puller ($20) and a torque wrench. I was able to use the original oil pan gasket (front section seals the bottom of timing cover) as it was pristine. I did bead RTV sealant on all surfaces. I bought the upgraded Felpro gasket set with the repair sleeve for the Harmonic balancer and the oil seal.
I do suggest that the oil be changed before starting the engine as the oil pan is exposed below the assembly and I was scraping and cleaning surfaces.
Very happy with a normal sounding engine.