I recently disassembled the engine from my TR3 and the rear main area was dry.
This was my first TR engine build. I used the orange RTV and carefully watched
it just squeeze through gaps and cracks around the bearing cap as I installed
the rope covered in RTV. That is the only place I used the orange RTV on the
engine or anywhere else. I made a rope install tool just like Kas suggests in
his book. What I did find was that the front engine plate was leaking between
the plate and engine at the bottom. Oil from this leak makes it's way all over
the oil pan and drips off the bolts and back from there. Also, my trans front
seal was leaking and that slings fluid around inside the bell housing then
drips out the hole at the bottom. The slinging oil also finds it's way out
around the clutch fork shaft exiting the bell housing. These two leaks made it
difficult to tell if the rear main was leaking or not. I also found trans
fluid coming from one of the bolts holding the tail housing on. These
obviously need to be sealed up better than they were. At least the rear main
wasn't leaking. I'll be more confident installing the rope seal this time
> On May 15, 2020 at 6:52 AM Phil Gott via Fot <email@example.com> wrote:
> Thanks to all who replied.
> I asked because we are doing a bottom end rebuild, and Iâ??m very worried
> that if any kind of goo gets down into the ring pack, it will stick the
> Thanks for the tips. The â??stringâ?? of tips should be included in this
> email. Some very clever!
> Hope to see you in Ohio,
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> > On May 15, 2020, at 9:20 AM, Michael Moore <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > ï»¿Did you get any responses to your question, I would also like to know if
> > the is a less messy way to do it.
> > Thanks
> > Mike
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> > Subject: [Fot] Rear main rope seal alternatives?
> > Seems as if every time I use Permatex Aviation Cement to soak my rope seals
> > the mess gets worse and worse.
> > Is there a good alternative to Aviation Cement or to the rope seals
> > entirely? I have tried RTV, but it is very hard to get it in there with no
> > air gaps. Building another engine this week and am wondering about a better
> > way to do it.
> > Phil Gott
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