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Old 05-22-2022, 06:04 AM   #181
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Crawl under the truck and see if you can wiggle the heat shield on the catalytic converter. That's my first guess.

If not, check the heat shield for the exhaust manifold.
Found the rattle. It was a the Ac hose that runs behind the engine right along the firewall. My wife said "that truck has had that rattle since I was a kid."

So, tightened it up and gone. But now the truck is leaking oil. I knew I should not have used the gasket on the oil pan
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Found the rattle. It was a the Ac hose that runs behind the engine right along the firewall. My wife said "that truck has had that rattle since I was a kid."

So, tightened it up and gone. But now the truck is leaking oil. I knew I should not have used the gasket on the oil pan
I have bad luck sealing oil pans, too.
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Found the leak, or should I say leaks...



Cant be sure yet but the gasket I replaced on the oil pump may be leaking also.



Ditching the cork and will clean things up and take it for a few drives and recheck to see if we do have more than one leak. Truck is smogged, registered and ready to drive essentially.

Anyone have a recent update on the best ball joints and where to source? Ill probably gather those parts, along with upper control arm bushings then add the drop spindles and leafs after summer.
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Yeah, it looks like the cork gasket is leaking. I guess RTV is the way to go.

Try asking alabama_lowlife about good quality ball joints. I typically go with MOOG, but he's been saying they aren't that good anymore.
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