[V8] The ongoing TB Saga 5

Kneale Brownson kneale at coslink.net
Thu Nov 10 14:42:42 EST 2005

I wanted to replace the seal because there was a bunch of old oil gunk in
the area behind/below the oil pump pulley.  I got the bearing off and the
new one back on the shaft OK using my little 10-ton press.  How'd you
reseat the new seal?

At 10:59 PM 11/9/2005 -0700, John Dodd wrote:
>If the bearing is not noisy or the gasket leaking I'd say leave it
>I changed mine and made no difference except a lot of hassle and
>money.(150 Cad)
>I removed first the pulley then I tried to remove the bearing. The
>bearing was so tight on the oil pump shaft that it came out with the
>So I was holding the bearing and the shaft in my hand. With some help
>and a 3 jaw puller I managed to pull the bearing from the shaft.
>For the seal I used one of those pullers with a claw. It was a
>...tch,but remember I had no shaft in there so I could pull more or less
>unobstructed.(place the tool behind the seal)
>I was afraid of scarring the surface etc.
>Next day I put the new seal back in and the pump shaft but again no way
>the bearing would nicely slip over the shaft.
>Again with some help we tried to heat the bearing on a lamp and slip it
>over. Did not work. Ended up hammering the shaft on to the bearing and
>then put it back into the pump through the new gasket and bolted with
>the three bolts. I tried to rotate it and it was really tight unlike the
>old one which was very easy to turn. So I panic !
>After torquing the 3 bolts to the right value it loosened itself and
>seems fine. No leaks for now.
>If I were doing it again I 'd find myself some dry ice and place the oil
>pump shaft in it. It may be enough to make it slip inside the bearing.I
>could do a calculation to see
>If it will work.
>This lesson taught me not to touch the crank seal, unless I have the
>tools they call for.
>Good luck anyway.
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