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RE: Crank Seal


I would like to know how the seal whistles if it doesn't leak oil, one  would assume that if air can pass then so can oil. Does it leak oil????? 


-----Original Message-----
From:	Alexander van Gerbig [mailto:Audi_80@email.msn.com]
Sent:	06 December 1999 18:37
To:	quattro@audifans.com
Subject:	Crank Seal

    It seems as if my front crank seal is bad.  The loud whistling noise
must be the crank seal since after adjusting the alternator/water pump belt
the noise persisted.  I pulled the dipstick when the whistling was happening
and then allowed the engine to sit for a sec, then I revved and the noise
was gone.  I assume that is a good indication that the seal is bad.  How
pertinent a job is this?  I also have a popping noise which sounds like air
moving around down there.  Is this an ASAP job?


Alexander van Gerbig -- '88 Audi 80

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