Sunday April 03, 2005
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This Sunday I replaced the rear main seal and then
removed the bell housing for clean up of the housing and the cross
member. I will bead blast and paint the bell housing then install
with new motor mounts.
I moved the flywheel studs forward to
facilitate the removal of the seal nuts. The seal was removed
without much trouble. I removed the bottom half first then the
I removed the rear bearing cap and replaced the
cap seals. The rear bearing look great with some stain lines
but no wear.
I reinstalled the upper bearing seal.
Getting the screws back in and the seal snug to the crank shaft was
a little challenging but doable.
Then I reinstalled the bearing cap and the
bottom half of the rear seal.
After this was done, which by the way was a lot
easier then I thought, I reinstalled the oil pan and then
jacked up the motor to remove the bell housing for future clean up.
A good days work, and one day closer to driving my