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Old 09-30-2007, 02:08 PM   #1
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I think I put the rear main seal too far back. Let me know what you guys think.

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Old 09-30-2007, 02:35 PM   #2
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it looks right to me....
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looks right to me too. I may be remembering incorrectly, but isn't there a lip that you push the seal against to avoid going in too far?
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Yes. I made the mistake of assuming all engines were that easy. The FE3 doesn't have a lip and the seal just kept going in... too far. And since the engine was going in at that moment I had to fork over $20 for one from the dealer.

Looks right to me too.
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front main doesn't have a lip..
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Neither does the rear main on the motor I assembled this weekend. I have always just put them in flush.
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I thought the seal suppose to be flush with the surface? But then again I tap it all the way in until it won't go in anymore.
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