[V8] The ongoing TB Saga 5

Ingo Rautenberg i.rautenberg at waratap.com
Thu Nov 10 18:43:50 EST 2005


Actually, some techs I know PREFER to have the replacement seal (also rear
crank seal) at a point other than the original, as you will have a "fresher"
(more virgin) wear surface, and therefore less of a tendency for leakage.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Kneale Brownson" <kneale at coslink.net>
To: "John Dodd" <jidodd at shaw.ca>; <v8 at audifans.com>
Sent: Thursday, November 10, 2005 5:35 PM
Subject: Re: [V8] The ongoing TB Saga 5

> Guess it's a good thing I wanted to replace the seal.  I see there is a
> weep hole in the bottom of the casing that holds the seal for oil or
> whatever to drain out.  Must have been a leak past the seal.  I slid the
> new seal onto the back of the bearing/shaft assembly and used that to
> reinstall the seal.
> Now, I pulled the crankshaft seal and replaced it, trying to use the tool
> have for the I5 engines.  Didn't realize this required a different tool.
> So I ended up installing it the old fashioned way:  big socket and a
> instead of the tool and crank bolt.  Trouble is, I slid the seal deeper
> than flush with the outside of the casing.  Should I pull out that seal
> get another to replace it, or will it be OK even though it's sunken into
> the case about an eighth of an inch?????
> At 02:44 PM 11/10/2005 -0500, Kneale Brownson wrote:
> >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:
> >>Kneale
> >>If the bearing is not noisy or the gasket leaking I'd say leave it
> >>alone.
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