Oil Leak! BOO
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10-26-2009, 08:34 PM #1
Oil Leak! BOO
So it turns out I noticed a small puddle of oil on my garage floor, so my first thought was maybe the guys at the express lube did not tighten the drain plug on the oil pan or that the filter was not fully tightened. Well I stopped by the shop and had them raise the car so we could get a good look. Turns out I have a rear main seal leak. So I guess I will be getting that new clutch sooner than I thought. I figured I can hold out for just a little bit but I think it would be in my best interest to have both things taken care of at the same time. Taking suggestions on a stage 1 clutch, not going to be going to the track much so I think a stage 1 will suffice. If any one has any suggestions let me know.
10-27-2009, 01:22 PM #2
How much do you think fixing an oil pan leak would cost?
10-27-2009, 01:56 PM #3
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10-27-2009, 02:54 PM #4
It's not an oil pan leak it a rear main seal. And to make the repair the transmission will have to be detached. So I figure that would be a good time to put in the new clutch.
10-27-2009, 03:19 PM #5
I may have a slight leak at my rear main seal any idea how much that might cost?
10-27-2009, 03:24 PM #6
I will let you know when I have it done.
10-27-2009, 03:28 PM #7
Thanks! On mine it leaks one drop off and on when i run it, but gotta get under her just to be sure.
10-28-2009, 08:17 AM #8
Oil pan leak costs around $700, depending on the shop. And I think it's a common F-body problem
10-28-2009, 10:02 AM #9
Thanks Clovenhooves. It's very minor now but i hate leaks!
10-28-2009, 10:07 AM #10
I wouldn't know the cost I did it myself
10-28-2009, 10:09 AM #11
Was it hard to do?
10-28-2009, 11:12 AM #12
Depends. I did it during a clutch swap. Basically, take off the rear main cover, clean it off. Silicone the edges of the cover. Bolt it on make sure it's concentric with the rear of the crank. Oil the crank and slowly knock in the rear main seal. The seal comes with a plastic insert, use it as a guide. Work it in slowly with a small hammer and extension till it seats into the main. The shitty part is, you're on your back, under a car on jack stands hammering. I've done it that way and with the engine out.
10-28-2009, 11:14 AM #13
Oh and the hard part is knocking in the seal without damaging it. There's an inner lip you have to be careful. Don't touch it or bend it. It will seal itself on the crank nicely just go slow
10-28-2009, 03:20 PM #14
OOOKAY! Guess Mr. Mechnic will be doing it! Thanks
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