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  • avatar MrShift@Edmunds 05/13/10 1:32 pm PST

    Well these seals can be tricky to install, and if your engine has high miles and is badly worn, a crankshaft rear main seal usually will not hold. Too much crankshaft end play. But an oil pan seal should work. Sometimes even new oil pan gaskets can leak due to 1) over-tightening or 2) a deformed gasket surface or deformed oil pan. Be *very* careful that your gasket sealer does not fall into the oil pan itself under any circumstances. Very dangerous.


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  • MrShift@Edmunds 05/13/10 1:32 pm PST

    Well these seals can be tricky to install, and if your engine has high miles and is badly worn, a crankshaft rear main seal usually will not hold. Too much crankshaft end play. But an oil pan seal should work. Sometimes even new oil pan gaskets can leak due to 1) over-tightening or 2) a deformed gasket surface or deformed oil pan. Be *very* careful that your gasket sealer does not fall into the oil pan itself under any circumstances. Very dangerous.


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