I have a 327. How difficult is the main seal
seal to replace. Aside from pulling the
engine, would I need to press-fit the seal
or can it bu done by hand. I don't kow that
the seal is bad, but I am getting alot of
oil leakage back there.
Rear engine seals (SBC) do not press in. I would suggest pulling the engine to do the job right. It really isn't hard to replace. You will also have to replace your oil pan gasket (I would suggest buying a one piece pan gasket while you're at it). Be sure to lube your new seal slightly (since your engine is not a dry rebuild this is not as important, but a little lube wouldn't hurt). You will also need a torque wrench so you can re-install the rear main cap to the proper specs.
Thanx alot guys! This really helps. I plan on
searching more for the exact leak. I also
plan on replacing the seal with the engine
out of the car, as I may be installing new
sub-mount bushings from Energy Sus. provided
I can get them in a timely manner. I happen
to work across the street from Energy but I
still can't buy parts there, oh well.
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