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Leaky Rear Main Seal

Subject: Leaky Rear Main Seal
Date: Sat, 28 Dec 1996 02:38:43 -0500
I have a 70 BGT that loves to leak oil out the rear seal. Two years ago I
replaced the seal and installed a speedy sleeve on the back journal to
eliminate the grove that formed  ( common practice on trucks )  Much to my
chagrin the sucker still leaked.  So now over the holidays I pulled the
engine, inspected the journal no grove on the sleeve. The run out on the
journal is  + - .001. The seal has one small imperfection on it.  

That's the background.  The question is .......... any cures for this malady.
 When I installed the seal before, I installed the seal into the adapter
plate then installed  the plate on the engine.  Would it be better to install
the plate then the seal?  

Tim Tarte

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