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Posted: Sat Jan 15, 2005 10:53 am 
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Hey guys,

Just had the biggest f*** up with the warrrantee company, the tools told me they wont cover me for the rear main seal to get fixed so now im down s**t creek without a paddle lol. :roll:

Ne way my usual mechanic can no longer work on my car as his only hoist is broken and cost lots of $$$$ to fix so i can longer get my car fixed thru him. :?

Went around to a few places locally and the average price seemed to be about $350-$450 to fix.

The cheapest being $350, does this sound like a good price?

Thanks :P

 

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Posted: Sat Jan 15, 2005 11:14 am 
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sounds about right to me.

remebering that 95% of that is labour with a $20 part

auto or manual??? when i do them i drain the fluid out too, makes it alot easyer to lift out. and new fluid/oil can only be a good thing

 

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Posted: Sat Jan 15, 2005 11:19 am 
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Yeah its and Auto, not too sure about how hes gonna do it bit it would have been nice it if he told me he was going to drain the Oil out of the gearbox... As i use Gulf Western tranny oil probally the best stuff out thier but yeah.


Ne way i thought $350 was pretty reasonable.

Do these bastard rear mains still leak after they have been fixed thou?

 

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Posted: Sat Jan 15, 2005 11:42 am 
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they can leak, it depends on the condition of crank. if it's worn aroung where the seal runs they can still leak, but most of the time they don't re-leak for a few years

if you havn't had it done yet suply him with 5L of your tranny fluid and service kit, it shouldn't ad to the price to much.
i do a pan change in my old mans 2 falcons avery 15000km and a complete flush every 30000km

 

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Posted: Sat Jan 15, 2005 11:53 am 
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Yeah i only just serviced the gearbox about 10,000kms ago, i do rember the guy telling me about the crank thou, he said something about getting the seals or something done on that as well.

If i can manage to source a place to get my Gulf Western oil then i will do the whole shabang while hes at it and get the gearboxed serived too :wink:

 

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Posted: Sat Jan 15, 2005 4:03 pm 
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your rear main seal is the crank seal.

and although you might not think it, the seal does wear the crank down.

the easy fix for the a worn crank is a speady sleave. cheap as too

 

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Posted: Sat Jan 15, 2005 4:19 pm 
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Okay cool thanks for clearing that up..i just gotta come up with the cash now :lol:

 

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Posted: Sat Jan 15, 2005 4:19 pm 
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Okay cool thanks for clearing that up..i just gotta come up with the cash now :lol:

 

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your rear main seal is the crank seal.

and although you might not think it, the seal does wear the crank down.

the easy fix for the a worn crank is a speady sleave. cheap as too



Mate you stole my thunder.

I was gonna suggest a Speedy Sleave.

I had to rebuild the 4.1 in my old XF when the rings went on it (@250,000km). After getting it back in and running the brand new rear main seal leaked. So I bought a Speedy Sleave and fitted it. It only cost like $10 or $15. I just dropped the auto tranny out and pressed it on with the motor still in the car. Very easy.

Just apply a layer of grease to the outside suface (the one the seal runs on). Start it on to the crank and then use the flex-plate and bolts to press it on the rest of the way.

However, You may wish to replace the seal as well. Depending on the age and condition of the old one.

 

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Posted: Sat Jan 15, 2005 11:52 pm 
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im in the same boat.. :( u dont have to pull the motor but do ya?
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Posted: Sun Jan 16, 2005 1:06 am 
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im in the same boat.. :( u dont have to pull the motor but do ya?



no way, any one who does is that way is fool. it's far easyer to take the box out by its self

 

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Posted: Sun Jan 16, 2005 1:21 am 
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speedy sleeves are very handy, we use them at for on seal journals! they work very well, and can be replaced just as easy once worn again

easier then welding the journal up and machining it

 

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Posted: Sun Jan 16, 2005 10:23 am 
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Okay i will ask the mechanic about the speedy sleeve when i go back there, surely he would know what it is. But he did say something about the crank but it was so loud in the work shop i could barely hear him lol.

Thanks for the info guys. :P

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 19, 2005 12:02 am 
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Mate shop around Auto trans specialists I had mine done with a auto service for $180. I supplied the seal and the welsh plugs.

 

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