Front Cover Gasket Replacement
My front cover started leaking a stream of coolant from between the cover and the block. I printed off the instructions for R & R from MN12Performance. I know I can handle the job, except I'm not sure about the Synchro Positioning Tool (T96T-12200-A) that is needed to reinstall the cam sensor assembly. Is it really needed? Is there a shadetree method to synchronize the cam sensor? If I need it, where do I get it and what does it cost? I'm already planning on replacing the timing set and water pump just for insurance since it's got 103,000 miles on it and I'm going to be in there anyway.
Everything else I've seen says that the oil pan has to come down to get the front cover off, but mn12's instructions don't mention it and by looking at it, it doesn't look like it's necessary, but just wanted a second opinion. Any other helpful hints and tips would be appreciated before I dive in sometime in the next week or 2. Thanks in advance for any help.