Rasafrassin' nogood blickablackin'risafrassin...frontcrankshaft oil seal (CGT)

Chris Semple chris at force5auto.com
Mon Apr 12 22:39:42 EDT 2004

> -----Original Message-----
> From: P.Dooley [mailto:pdooley at gte.net]
> Sent: Monday, April 12, 2004 10:20 PM
> To: chris at force5auto.com; 'Quattro List'

> I have been trying to figure out what the freak you guys are talking
> about.
> You don't even have to mess with the oil pump.  The oil pump is BEHIND
> the front seal cover.
> 4-5 small bolts and the front seal cover is off.
> Use a wood dowel to drive the seal out so you wont nick the bore, put
> the new seal in.
> You probably need to change the seal cover gasket and oil pan gasket
> anyway if the front seal is dry and leaking.

I don't buy it, the front main seal carrier *is* the oil pump, (gear driven
style). You can pull the little front bolts and pry on it 'til the cows come
home, it's not gonna come off without dropping the pan and undoing the pump
pickup tube.

You're thinking Vw 4cyl front main maybe?

Chris Semple
Concord NH
'92 S4
   '93 E350 Club
      WTB '84 4kq, white

> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: quattro-bounces at audifans.com
> > [mailto:quattro-bounces at audifans.com]On Behalf Of Ameer Antar
> > I second Pat's suggestion. Don't waste money or time on
> > removing the front seal like that. I personally wouldn't
> > trust my luck to use sharp tools around a sealing area of the
> > motor either. Just pull the oil pump out and you can pop out
> > that seal w/ no effort. You'll need to remove about 5+ bolts
> > on the oil pump including the one for the idler pulley (but
> > leave the pulley in if you're not changing it), and you'll
> > also need to remove the 2-3 oil pan bolts that go through the
> > aluminum oil pump housing. Make sure to get a new gasket oil
> > pump housing gasket too. To get my old oil seal out I just
> > flipped the housing over and used a flattened chisel to push
> > it out the front of the housing... just took a couple taps to
> > get it out. Make sure when you replace the oil pump housing
> > that the crank engages the cutouts in the oil pump gear or
> > you won't be able to get the housing all the way back on.
> > BTDT. good luck.
> > -Ameer
> So how do you get the oil pickup tube off the pump then?
> -Cheers
> Chris Semple
> Concord, NH
> '92 S4
>    '93 E350 Club
>       '81 Vw Pickup
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