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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 06-07-04, 05:27 AM Thread Starter
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Rear main seal

How big of a job is it to change a rear main seal on a EF? Got a leak and I think its about time I pull my finger out and fix it... :p anyone done it before to give me some pointers? besides plenty of grog? hehehe


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Re: Rear main seal

in a word BIG. to change it it would require pulling the motor out removing the sump, change seal and gasket and refiting the engine. could be done in a day with a few mates but could also take forever with a few mates, depends on the knowledge people have and how motivated they are. i find that half the time it takes twice as long to do something when you get help.

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Beer Makes The time go quicker but things take longer.
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If they are the same as the 5.0L you can do it insitu, just drop the tranny, & leave the sump connected

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didnt the EF have a complete round seal that went in from the back

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After looking at the Workshop manual they are the same, Leave ya motor in mate its really not that bigger deal..
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Yep rod they do .. A Full lip seal..

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so it can be changed by leaving the motor in?

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Yes mate .. just drop the tranny.. All over red rover in 1/2 day.. with beer included.

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oh ok, doesnt seem to hard.. any idea on how much the seal kit costs? and what other things will i need to buy? excluding the stubbies.. lol

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