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@Alan Merklin & @DannyP thanks for your guidance, I was able to know where to direct my research efforts.  

Danny, we went from 8m-something to 10m-1.25 threading, are the tolerances in there so tight that this has caused an issue?  If I'm understanding your point correctly, then we could expect oil leak from the bolt hole?  I'll check if there is any.  If so, instead of a time-sert, what about teflon around the bolt threads?  And/or a gasket for the bolt head?  

Also, I'm curious to know how pressure is lost without a thin gasket, that's interesting.  Something to do with requiring very rigid space?  Or the gears need to turn right up against the cover plate?



I'm going to attempt performing this in a limited garage (think basically apartment garage, it's private but with limited tools/capability).  So I'm going to try to think ahead as much as possible to avoid any surprises.  Any help with these questions would be very appreciated:



Is this the tool you refer to?  Seems like these are generally all the same.  Ps in one of the videos I watched the T head that grabs the oil pump bent and broke!  Hopefully that doesn't happen here:



Then, I think this is the outer gasket? (oil pump to cover plate interface).  I think it's clear these are all the same product #:



Inner gasket? (oil pump to engine case interface):



Lastly, do you recommend any particular gasket sealant and locktite for the screws?  I saw people using different types in youtube videos.

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