Originally Posted by 454 Rattler
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 ?
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.