3FE Rear Main Seal

Discussion in '80-Series Tech' started by Cruiserhaven, Jul 1, 2005.

  1. Cruiserhaven

    Cruiserhaven

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    I'm trying to put a new rear main engine seal on a 3FE from a 92' 80 series, but having some difficulty.

    Is the a special tool or technique for getting this sucker on - fit is extremely tight and it seems it would need to be stretched out a bit to fit on.

    Also, the old seal pretty much disintegrated when I took it off. How squeaky clean does the surface have to be for a new seal to be applied? If there is a little residue from the old seal is that OK?

    TIA.
     
  2. cruiserdan

    cruiserdan SupportingVendor Emeritus Moderator

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    The sealing surfaces should be clean and free of surface defects before installation of the new seal. any residual bits could contribute to a premature failure of the new seal.
     
  3. Cruiser Jimmy

    Cruiser Jimmy Moderator

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    Cruiserhaven,

    I've just started taking the tranny out to do the RMS this weekend. Will bring down the tranny tomorrow morning.
    I'd like to compare notes after we finish the job: before symtoms, after results.

    Agree with Cdan, make sure your crackshaft does not have any burrs or nicks from your seal puller.
     
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