crank seal - NEW Question!!!

Eric_R_Kissell at Eric_R_Kissell at
Wed Apr 21 09:31:17 EDT 2004

edshred2000 at wrote about changing a crank seal while installing a
new timing belt:

>But if its not leaking, why change it ??

I followed the same thinking when I last did the timing belt on my 1986
5kcstq. About 15,000 miles later it started leaking. Now I must tear things
down to replace the seal even thought the timing belt is good for another
45,000 miles. Either that or live with the drips.

Of course, this will be a good time to fit the single-pass intercooler I
have sitting in my garage :-)

Eric Kissell
1991 200q 20v Avant, Koni Sports (yellow), 2.4 Bar (MRC), eBay Surprise
1989 200q 10v Avant, Boge Turbogas, 1.8 Bar (qlcc) - FOR SALE
1986 5000cstq Sedan, Bilsteins, 1.8 Bar (SJM)

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