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Old 03-14-2006, 20:18   #1 (permalink)
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Clevo Rear main cap

Just bolting my new motor together.
Noticed inside the rear main cap where the main seal fits is a locating pin I assume to stop the seal from spinning. The seal isnt notched to accept the pin and when I torque down the cap the crank nips up tight. i can still turn it, but its alot tighter. Any info?? is this normal? Have I got the wrong seal?

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Re: Clevo Rear main cap

Hi Grey_Esp,
easy solution to your problem. By the sounds of it, you have put in a new neoprene rear seal. The little pin you are referring to was originally put there to locate the older rope style of rear seals, and yes it helped to stop them spinning. Neoprene was not invented yet, way back in 1970!

To fix your binding problem, simply grab some pliers and pul that pin out of there!!!! If you intend in always running a neoprene seal, you will never have a need for that little pin.

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Re: Clevo Rear main cap

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Just bolting my new motor together.
Noticed inside the rear main cap where the main seal fits is a locating pin I assume to stop the seal from spinning. The seal isnt notched to accept the pin and when I torque down the cap the crank nips up tight. i can still turn it, but its alot tighter. Any info?? is this normal? Have I got the wrong seal?

thanks guys.
Assuming you are using a neoprene seal now instead of a rope one then what you need to do is remove the pin and either fill the hole with glue or knock it back in the other way and remove the excess so that it fills the hole but doesn't interfere with the seal surface .

Either is acceptable,just make sure you do one or the other .
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Old 03-16-2006, 16:18   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Clevo Rear main cap

Cool, thanks guys.

Engine is actually a black block from an XE tho, Im pretty sure I pulled a neoprene seal out of it. Doesnt matter tho, I will remove the pin.

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