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This is a discussion on rear main seal within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; i took the z into the shop to get rid of an oil leak and as the title says it ...

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    i took the z into the shop to get rid of an oil leak and as the title says it was the rear main. 340 to fix it. that seems very good to me any others know of anyone with an ls1 that has had the same problem and what price they might have paid??????

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    If you drop the trans, then pull the flywheel, the seal is in a cover that resembles the front timing cover. Should be fairly easy.

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    340 seems a little expensive to change a seal that cost less than $10. I have a buddy who got his changed for a little over $100.

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    It just depends on how much a shop charges. I believe its a 3.5 to 4 hour job. Most dealerships charge around 80 to 110 an hour. So it's pretty reasonable if you can't really do it yourself and you prefer to have a dealership do it.

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    Its worth it i work in a ddealer ship in portale nm a po dunk town we charge $85 an hour and book pays 5.4 hours it's a good price plus you get a warranty from the dealer

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    I changed my own,,,it was leaking as well.
    It's not a hard job just labor intensive.
    If a shop is only charging $340 I'd say thats cheap.
    You have to pull the trans which entails dropping the Y-pipe out of the way etc..
    If you have an auto the starter has to come off to access the torque converter bolts.
    A 6 speed requires that all of the clutch goodies come off as well.

    There is no real easy way around it unfortunately.

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    i dont have the means to do all of that and it will be done tomorrow when i get off of work so i can pick it up pay and get home. i know it required dropping the tranny and getting to it which i have never done. but i got the shop to bring it back to and bitch at if happens again even though i dont expect it to anytime soon. i figured it was reasonable seeing as how vegas is a high dollar area with labor in general. and i didnt know if i should have expected it to be done within in a day not because of the job but the amount of business they had.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firebirdjones View Post
    I changed my own,,,it was leaking as well.
    It's not a hard job just labor intensive.
    If a shop is only charging $340 I'd say thats cheap.
    You have to pull the trans which entails dropping the Y-pipe out of the way etc..
    If you have an auto the starter has to come off to access the torque converter bolts.
    A 6 speed requires that all of the clutch goodies come off as well.

    There is no real easy way around it unfortunately.
    this is what I was thinking. It's not that it's a hard job but is pretty labor intensive. $340 is a lot of money but I'm not sure I would do it for someone much cheaper than that.

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