[V8] Rear main seal leaking? Uh oh.....

cobram at juno.com cobram at juno.com
Thu Mar 24 14:59:44 EST 2005

I think dropping the transmission might be easier, if you're going to
separate the torque converter to dump the fluid, BE CAREFUL, if the
torque converter is  improperly seated it pushes in on the transmission
pump and breaks the tabs off.  I pulled the transmission to do the
flywheel  http://www.geocities.com/cobramsri/EngineTool.html, still have
the tilt tool (currently a doorstop) if you're in the Boston area you're
welcome to borrow it.  With the transmission out, you can undo one motor
mount and should be able to lift the engine enough to do the upper oil
pan seal (no BTDT on this one.)


Carter Johnson <carterjohnson3 at yahoo.com> writes:
> bottom of the motor.  Looks like both the oil pan and
> rear main are leaking.  Of course, the rear main drips
> right onto the crossover for the exhaust.  Thank you,
> Mr. Engineer.

> hasn't ever seen one apart, but found about 10
> hours to pull the motor and 11 to pull the tranny and
> alldata.  While we're there, it makes as much sense to
> do everything else (all rear seals, pan gasket, tranny
> filter and fluid, etc.) since you have to pull
> everything apart to do that stuff.  So, without saying
> a price, I estimated 2,000-2,500$.

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