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Hi I was wanting to know if I am replacing the timing chain on my 2000 chevy 5.7 with the distributor in the rear of the motor do I need to drop the oil pan I think this motor is the 2500 or 3500 series

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HI BOBBY,THE CORRECT WAY TO DO THIS IS TO DROP THE PAN..HOWEVER A LOT OF TECHS JUST LOOSEN THE PAN TO DROP IT ENOUGH TO SNEAK THE TIMING CASE COVER OFF WITH OUT REMOVING THE OIL PAN..THIS IS PROVIDING THE OIL PAN GASKETS ARE RE-USEABLE AND DO NOT BREAK APART. SOME TECHS JUST REMOVE THE FRONT COVER WITHOUT DROPPING THE PAN AND THEN CUT THE FRONT COVER AT THE LOWER TANGS AND PUT IT BACK ON LIKE THAT WITH SILICONE SEALER...YOUR CHOICE I GUESS..HOPE THIS HELPS YOU AND GOOD LUCK TO YOU,,,TOM.....

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PLEASE READ ALL OF THIS BEFORE ASKING ANY QUESTIONS. IF THIS CHEVY SECTION IS MAXED OUT.YOU CAN REACH ME IN THE OLDS/BUICK SECTION. Will answer questions from 6:00am to 10:00pm all days [EST][[[ NO DIESEL OR PAINT QUESTIONS]]] will answer all 1965 to present QUESTIONS ON ALL GM'S on mechanics of these cars. Keep in mind i am not there in person i am going on what you are telling me !! PLEASE IF ASKING A QUESTION GIVE ME AS MUCH INFO AS POSSIBLE. THE MORE THE BETTER. SUCH AS YEAR,MAKE,MODEL,ENGINE SIZE. THIS WILL HELP ME HELP YOU. I will not be able to answer all questions because of some situations that i would really need to be there and see things for myself,such as electrical issues. In many cases i would need wiring diagrams. I can also give you an estimate on what the cost would be at our repair shop as an idea to help you. Keep in mind that my answer is ONLY MY ADVICE,ck with your mechanic as well.. >> THANK YOU, TOM..

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I have been a ASE certified master mechanic for over 30 years and certified IN ALL 8 CATEGORIES,[engine repair,engine performance,auto trans,manual trans,clutches,steering and suspension,brakes,electrical systems,heating and air/cond. I am also a state CERTIFIED inspector for over 30 years. I do computer work [pcm]fault codes,pcm flashing,state inspection monitor readiness,repairs on exhaust,fuel service,[injection and carburetor,] charging system problems, running issues,alignments,frame problems,tire balance,struts and of course standard and anti-lock brakes.

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nys state auto repair industry and ase group.

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high school,4 years of tech school,and many many hours of auto training with many gm classes and aftermarket training classes..

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ASE MASTER TECH CERTIFIED IN ALL 8 CATEGORIES.NYS INSP LICENSE AND A/C CERTIFIED

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