Date: Sun, 5 Mar 2006 16:31:05 -0500
From: "Valjean" <>
Subject: Re: Installing A New Front Crank Seal On A 9000

How tight does it have to get? When do I know to stop... "yaofeng" <> wrote in message > > Valjean wrote: >> How do I get a straight, even force to make the seal seat right? >> >> When do I know it does? > > I did it with the engine removed so my experience probably doesn't > apply to you. No. I did not remove the engine just to do the seal of > course. With the timing cover removed, I used a 3/4" drive socket of > appropriate size to bang it in slowly, checking alignment after a > couple of blows using a 16 oz hammer. > > I presume you are doing it in car. So you will be staring at the crank > shaft protruding from the timing cover. I suggest you get a short > piece of 2x6, cut a hole in the center to allow the crank shaft to go > in freely and use it as cushion to hammer the seal in. Again do it > evenly one or two blows at a time around the edges checking alignment > every few blows. >

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