honestly man, pull the motor and put it on a stand...its a project so you dont need it for work or anything...while its out you can inspect it better, clean it, clean the bay, etc. you dont have a lift so working under it will be a pain
Thanks & I am glad you seem to think it will be easy!You have some EASY repairs
I sure hope so, I know the compression is weak, but as long as it runs decent then I am going to rock it for as long as I can. I have decided to get another 22re & rebuild it at my leasure (read, as I can afford to, lol). I am also thinking that I will go ahead & put a new head gasket on it. Once I do that & get the timing chain replaced I am going to seafoam it & maybe add some of that engine restorer crap & see if I can get the compression up a little, just to hold me over with out spending a bunch of money.thats great news, good progress...just change a bunch of seals and the timing chain and you should be set!