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Old 07-25-2005, 12:35 PM
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Rear main seal sealer-work?

Although I'd never be satidfied "gouping" a leaky engine on a project car..there are times you need it for an old daily driver. Anyone ever used a stop leak type product(for engine oil) that worked? I'll be looking at my sisters '90 Pontiac" this week. It's leaking and Murphy's law says of course it's the rear main seal.

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Old 07-25-2005, 01:02 PM
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Nope. Usually if the rear main is leaking, no amount of "mechanic in a can" will fix it. That said, you can try some Lucas oil stabilizer, it may slow the leak.
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Old 07-25-2005, 01:47 PM
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I went as far as trying to clean the mating areas and running a bead of PermaTex across mine in an old Caprice.It never worked,the oil will even find its way through that.I ended up just using a drip pan under it at nights.
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Ron was it a clean drip pan..........so you could put the oil back in the next morning LOL



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Most of the stop leak type products are just things like MEK, toluene and other solvents that just soften the rubber a bit. They really don't work and often do as much bad as good.
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Old 07-25-2005, 02:29 PM
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Kentucky bugs love oil. It would be filled with those darn hardshell bugs.
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Thanks all..

Sometimes even when you know something..YA still have to hear it from other people..

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how do co. get away with all there fix in a bottle? they never work very good
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