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Posted: Sat Feb 19, 2005 7:33 pm 
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hey fellas,

As I was going to fix my rear main seal this week, ive come across a bit of a problem, Ive got to drive to qld from sydney on monday, Do ya's think that it will be alright? It doesnt leak too bad, What can happen?
It just gets a bit smelly when its hot as the oil leaks on the cat..

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Posted: Sat Feb 19, 2005 7:41 pm 
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How much oil is it leaking?

I'd say you will be alright driving it, if its not leaking too much & you keep an eye on the oil level & pressure if you've got a gauge installed

 

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Posted: Sat Feb 19, 2005 8:48 pm 
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it's been shagged for awhile and ive lost hardley any.. so i should be right, ill fit it up before I leave.. I should just take the ZH as its on gas, but I dont know how much I can trust it! lol
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Posted: Sat Feb 19, 2005 9:42 pm 
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if its only a little it will be fine is it a manual? could get a little bit of shudder if it gets worse
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Posted: Sat Feb 19, 2005 9:57 pm 
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Yeah you should be alrite mate, just keep on checking the oil level and if you loose oil pressure just let the car chill for a while.

I would suggest you fix it thou, i fixed mine it cost me just under $500 to fix its a fair bit for a s**t little $30 part to be replaced but i also installed a speedy sleeve to go over the crankshaft as this will pretty much stop it from leaking for a few years at least.

Even with it fixed thou my oil pressure still doesnt stay over the 1/2 way mark on the oil pressure gauge. :roll: It tends to hover around half way a fair bit.

 

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Posted: Sat Feb 19, 2005 10:24 pm 
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I dont have a oil pressure gauge, ill just wait for ticking.. lol jokes
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Posted: Sat Feb 19, 2005 10:30 pm 
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Yeah when you really start to hear the engine tick thats wehn you gotta check it to c if theres plenty of oil in her. Soft ticking isnt too bad, most fords do tick a little bit. :roll:

 

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Posted: Sat Feb 19, 2005 10:37 pm 
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yeah, gonna be a fun trip.. ..... ..... :roll:
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yeah, gonna be a fun trip.. ..... ..... :roll:


Na you will be rite man, just make sure you check up on it and you should have no problems :wink:

 

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Posted: Sun Feb 20, 2005 12:23 am 
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XRFan101 wrote:
XCH45R wrote:
yeah, gonna be a fun trip.. ..... ..... :roll:


Na you will be rite man, just make sure you check up on it and you should have no problems :wink:


After all it is a falcon.. ;)
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Posted: Sun Feb 20, 2005 9:50 am 
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XRFan101 wrote:
XCH45R wrote:
yeah, gonna be a fun trip.. ..... ..... :roll:


Na you will be rite man, just make sure you check up on it and you should have no problems :wink:


After all it is a falcon.. ;)


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