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Posted: Wed Apr 05, 2006 3:56 pm 
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quick question.

the rear main seal in the fairlane has gone and i obviously need to change it.

Q is ,is it as easy as pulling the engine out to get to the seal and replace the engine or is it a bit more complicated that that?

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Posted: Wed Apr 05, 2006 4:08 pm 
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rip the gear box out
easier! than the engine less time

 

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 Post subject: Re: Rear main seal
Posted: Wed Apr 05, 2006 4:51 pm 
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NC 5ltr wrote:
quick question.

the rear main seal in the fairlane has gone and i obviously need to change it.

Q is ,is it as easy as pulling the engine out to get to the seal and replace the engine or is it a bit more complicated that that?

cheers


I got mine done at a Transmission specialist. Rear main, Rear Welsh Plug, Full Trans service and flush. $350 trade.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Rear main seal
Posted: Wed Apr 05, 2006 4:55 pm 
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madmax wrote:
NC 5ltr wrote:
quick question.

the rear main seal in the fairlane has gone and i obviously need to change it.

Q is ,is it as easy as pulling the engine out to get to the seal and replace the engine or is it a bit more complicated that that?

cheers


I got mine done at a Transmission specialist. Rear main, Rear Welsh Plug, Full Trans service and flush. $350 trade.


being a trade id assume it would cost about 1g without?

 

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Posted: Wed Apr 05, 2006 5:06 pm 
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No between $500-$600.

Its not all that much work for these guys as they remove trannys all the time.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Rear main seal
Posted: Fri Apr 07, 2006 6:59 pm 
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madmax wrote:
NC 5ltr wrote:
quick question.

the rear main seal in the fairlane has gone and i obviously need to change it.

Q is ,is it as easy as pulling the engine out to get to the seal and replace the engine or is it a bit more complicated that that?

cheers


I got mine done at a Transmission specialist. Rear main, Rear Welsh Plug, Full Trans service and flush. $350 trade.


I've always wanted to ask, how they hell can you quote to everyone $350 trade.

The rear main is $6, the rear Welsh Plug is $3, a trans filter kit is $30 and oil is about $100.

If anything they might have cut down the labour a bit.

But then, there are no more than $160 in parts, which leaves $200 for labour. At $50 to $60 per hour, this allows 3 to 4 hours labour.

And any tranny speciaist worth their salt can have a tranny in and out on a hoist in 1.5 hours, considering I can do a tranny swap in just over 2 hours under a car on ramps, including a smoko break.

I would have thought the $350 you paid would be nearer the normal price any mechanic will charge.
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Posted: Fri Apr 07, 2006 8:06 pm 
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how do you know that its the rear main?

check all other avenues before you go spending money,
i thought mine was blown, but it was leaking from the oil pressure sender, down to the back of the engine, and over the bellhousing, which makes it look like its a rear main, so dont get fooled. check it out at least.
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 Post subject: Re: Rear main seal
Posted: Fri Apr 07, 2006 8:23 pm 
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arm79 wrote:
madmax wrote:
NC 5ltr wrote:
quick question.

the rear main seal in the fairlane has gone and i obviously need to change it.

Q is ,is it as easy as pulling the engine out to get to the seal and replace the engine or is it a bit more complicated that that?

cheers


I got mine done at a Transmission specialist. Rear main, Rear Welsh Plug, Full Trans service and flush. $350 trade.


I've always wanted to ask, how they hell can you quote to everyone $350 trade.

The rear main is $6, the rear Welsh Plug is $3, a trans filter kit is $30 and oil is about $100.

If anything they might have cut down the labour a bit.

But then, there are no more than $160 in parts, which leaves $200 for labour. At $50 to $60 per hour, this allows 3 to 4 hours labour.

And any tranny speciaist worth their salt can have a tranny in and out on a hoist in 1.5 hours, considering I can do a tranny swap in just over 2 hours under a car on ramps, including a smoko break.

I would have thought the $350 you paid would be nearer the normal price any mechanic will charge.



only the smaller mechanic shops will touch a car for $50-60 an hour, my work just bumped the labour cost from $72 to $79 an hour and are still cheaper than a lot of other mechanics. being done by a trans shop ( in other words a specialist ) the wages are higher therfore the labor cost is higher. i specialized in steering and suspension for 2 and a half years and left for another job as i wanted to do more mechanical work instead and took a pay cut of about $6.50 an hour for not being a specialist anymore.
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 Post subject: Re: Rear main seal
Posted: Sat Apr 08, 2006 9:34 am 
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arm79 wrote:
madmax wrote:
NC 5ltr wrote:
quick question.

the rear main seal in the fairlane has gone and i obviously need to change it.

Q is ,is it as easy as pulling the engine out to get to the seal and replace the engine or is it a bit more complicated that that?

cheers


I got mine done at a Transmission specialist. Rear main, Rear Welsh Plug, Full Trans service and flush. $350 trade.


I've always wanted to ask, how they hell can you quote to everyone $350 trade.

The rear main is $6, the rear Welsh Plug is $3, a trans filter kit is $30 and oil is about $100.

If anything they might have cut down the labour a bit.

But then, there are no more than $160 in parts, which leaves $200 for labour. At $50 to $60 per hour, this allows 3 to 4 hours labour.

And any tranny speciaist worth their salt can have a tranny in and out on a hoist in 1.5 hours, considering I can do a tranny swap in just over 2 hours under a car on ramps, including a smoko break.

I would have thought the $350 you paid would be nearer the normal price any mechanic will charge.


I just dug out the receipt. It was $300 total.

I supplied the plug, seal and corrosion inhibitor.

$272.73 plus GST

 

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