97CamryLE 181k Sold
This worked out exactly as you have described. Thank you for the explanation....So you should focus on making sure the crankshaft pulley lines up with the correct mark, then move up and check the camshaft. If the camshaft is half a tooth off, you're good....
Current OP is new and not cracked. When I first replaced leaking seals etc I cracked the old Asin OP while tightening it. From that experience I tightened this new one with trepidation as you can imagine. So I din't torque it to required spec., thus, the current leaks. I will torque properly, now awaiting the embossed Mahle gasket.If you're worried about your oil pump housing being cracked, replace the oil pump with a new Aisin. If your car is OBDII, get one that has the cutout for the crank sensor (pump without cutout is for '95 and before).
Where the oil pump housing meets the block, there's a metal crush gasket...
All oil pump bolts are M6 torqued to 78 in-lbs. Note that the two bottom-most bolts are longer, and the two that hold the pump body to the housing are differently-colored.
Question. Is the bottom most bolt the longest and the second long one being the one above it to the left or the next one to it's right?
Somewhere in this mix up I suspect is how the previous OP cracked, from the left to the center (second bolt clockwise, after the bottom most bolt)