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Hey,
I just found out that my engine is leaking oil from the rear of it. When it is not running, there is no leak, but when I drive it or when it is idling, there is a small leak. It also leaks for a few minutes after it has shut off. Someone told me that I probably need to replace the main rear seal. If this is the problem, can someone tell me how much it might cost me to fix it?

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Sep 18th, 04, 10:21 AM
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Year ? Make ? Model ? Stick or automatic ? Is it a Volkswagen ?

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Sorry to disappoint, but it is not a volkswagen. I have a '67 camaro 350ci, with a 3 spd TH350 tranny i believe. I checked the engine code and it says that the engine is a '79 350, possibly out of a firebird.

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old Sep 18th, 04, 12:20 PM
 
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He, He!! Bill's just playing with you...

Yes, always the more info, the easier it is to try to suggest stuff to help out, that's all...

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old Sep 19th, 04, 06:07 AM
 
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Funny thing, I always thought my 406's rear main seal weeped just the tiniest of schoshes b/c there was a small black spot under my car after I let it sit for longer than I want to admit to..

And thinking back on it, I think it is actually the cluster gear shaft weeping and running down just a tiny, TINY bit over the years b/c the spot was black and I couldn't wipe it off the concrete easily. In other words, the tiny spot got hard over time. (And I'm talking years here!!)......

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