[Vwdiesel] main seal

Sandy Cameron scameron at compmore.net
Sun May 16 09:02:42 EDT 2004

During the dirty thirties, they would hang a can under the leak and empty it
back into the engine occasionally. 
It kept the oil from dripping on the driveway too.

Sandy (now back on 50% canola. Whoopee!)

At 06:48 PM 15/05/04 -0700, you wrote:
>hi kids
>well..im now driving my completely re-built jetta. (81na)
>lotsa little bugz to work out ,as
>i had never driven this car when i got it .
>just got it as a seized wreck..
>so..seems every thing i didnt replace needs replacing...as
mentioned..heater core.
>front wheel bearings..exhaust....BUT EVERYTHING ELTS IS NEW!!  :o)
>ok. main seal... this lil brat is leaking a little.
>typically leaves a toony(inch n a half) puddle on cardboard. after shut off.
>it is now only leaving one drip..maybe two.
>i had planned on replacing it tomorrow, but now a few people have told me
they can 
>sometimes seal themselves up.(mainseal..not people)
>i have NEVER heard of this...thinking they worked or they didnt.
>the crank was polished...not turned.
>there is 125 kilometers  on the new/rebuilt motor.
>should i wait another week..another 200 k?
>or just do what i normally do if they leak..replace it.?
>basically wondering it they *do*sometimes take time to seat?
>its not loosing much oil..
>trying to get myself a reason to not do this till next week... :o)
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