Rear main seal

Peter Schulz pcschulz at
Sun Aug 27 22:27:42 EDT 2006


I'm going to call you on this one...

I can understand that the seal restorer can work 
on the fiber and cardboard type seals, but the 
front and rear crank and cam seals are rubber with a spring.....

Is the seal restorer also supposed to act as a 
treatment for rubber/vinyl seals?


At 09:12 PM 8/27/2006, Bernie Benz wrote:
>Kneale, here¹s ;your expected answer:
>DFI if IAB! Add a can of engine seal restorer and never have to replace a
>rotary shaft seal. Tranny and rear end also.
> > From: Kneale Brownson <kneale at>
> > Date: Sun, 27 Aug 2006 16:49:09 -0400
> > To: 200q20v at
> > Subject: Rear main seal
> >
> > I originally planned to replace the rear main seal as part of the throwout
> > bearing/clutch replacement.  But looking at the Bentley, I'd have to get
> > some additional new parts, namely new flywheel bolts, new needle bearing,
> > as well as some more tools I don't have yet.  I see no sign of rear main
> > seal leakage.  This car has ~130K miles.  Is rear main seal replacement
> > necessary?
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-Peter Schulz
Chelmsford Ma, USA

1991 200 20v Q Avant Titan Grey
1991 200 20v Q Avant Indigo Mica
1991 90 20v Q Red

1990 CQ silver (awaiting S2 engine transplant)
1991 CQ silver  (potentially replacing the 1990 for  the transplant)
1990 CQ red ( to part or not)

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