SBC front cover oil seal - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum



Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Engine
User Name
Password
lost password?   |   register now

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 12-20-2012, 04:40 PM
454 Rattler's Avatar
NEVER SATISFIED !!
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Eagle River WI.
Age: 70
Posts: 884
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 5
Thanked 34 Times in 33 Posts
SBC front cover oil seal

Do I dare replace the oil seal on my SBC without taking the front cover off ? I don't want any leaks but I really don't want to mess with the oil pan either.

Would you try it ?

Thanks.


454 RATTLER

    Advertisement
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 12-20-2012, 04:44 PM
hcompton's Avatar
Old & Furious
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: MD
Age: 41
Posts: 1,074
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 6
Thanked 87 Times in 84 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by 454 Rattler View Post
Do I dare replace the oil seal on my SBC without taking the front cover off ? I don't want any leaks but I really don't want to mess with the oil pan either.

Would you try it ?

Thanks.


454 RATTLER
No is the current seal spewing... If its a small seapage leave it alone. I have done it before it did not leak but i was lucky. I just loosen the pan and took off the cover. Oil pan leaked after that but it was minimal at first then got worse. The oil pan gasket was alot worse than a crappy seal since they usally dont get really bad for years. Oil pan was spewing in less than a years and it had to come out anyway.

Edit sorry ment to say i tried it both ways. Best to do it right the first time.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 12-20-2012, 04:45 PM
prostreet6t9's Avatar
Differential/Driveline
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: oregon
Age: 51
Posts: 1,719
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 5
Thanked 40 Times in 37 Posts
Piece of cake.. Just replace the seal and check Balancer for a Groove.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 12-20-2012, 04:55 PM
hcompton's Avatar
Old & Furious
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: MD
Age: 41
Posts: 1,074
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 6
Thanked 87 Times in 84 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by prostreet6t9 View Post
Piece of cake.. Just replace the seal and check Balancer for a Groove.
Oh prostreet is right i was thinking about the timing cover gasket read that wrong. The right seal install tool will help you get it in if the radiator is in the way. Makes it easier to get it in straight. But with sbc its pretty easy.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 12-21-2012, 08:32 AM
454 Rattler's Avatar
NEVER SATISFIED !!
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Eagle River WI.
Age: 70
Posts: 884
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 5
Thanked 34 Times in 33 Posts
Thanks guys. I'll give it a try. I knew I could get good advice from you guys.


454 RATTLER
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent Engine posts with photos

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Ford 5.0 Timing Cover to Oil Pan Seal Problems Dorf02 Engine 2 06-05-2012 07:19 PM
Timing cover / oil pan seal jstuhl Engine 3 09-07-2010 06:29 AM
Using Permatex Right Stuff on timing cover oil pan seal eric32 Engine 2 07-29-2010 02:29 PM
Noob - Front cam cover oil leak on SBC 350 seattlematt Engine 23 07-10-2010 12:14 PM
SBC Oil Pan Front Seal (SOS) Canadian Charlie Engine 6 03-08-2006 02:37 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:35 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.