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Engine out to seal leaks... should I just buy an L-block and rebuild and install it instead? 200

The original poster did not mention the mileage on the motor or how well it runs. Oil squirters would be a fine upgrade but hardly necessary to achieve longevity. At a little over 300k my 1980 245 has instant oil pressure on startup (to my mind indicating a good oil pump and no excessive bearing wear), uses no oil on long trips and will run to max rpm readily. I've owned it since 125k and have done oil changes (Castrol GTX) every 3k (or close to it). A rebuild ($) would only be indicated by oil burning or loss of power due to valve leakage. If the motor is coming out for a reseal I'd pull the pan and check a main bearing and a rod and if good just button it back up. -- Dave






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