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BMC 1.5 crankshaft oil leak

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I am pretty sure I need to replace the crank shaft oil seal. I was wondering whether anyone had done this on a BMC 1.5 before and what sort of things I should be careful about (if any!).

 

Thank you!

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Access, damaging the rubber damper in the pulley if you have to use force, the seal comes out of the inside of the timing cover so you need a gasket, check the timing chain while you are in there, breaking fingernails

 

Richard

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I did think I would have to lift the engine or cut an access hole in the bulk head....

 

is it a pig of a job?

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I did think I would have to lift the engine or cut an access hole in the bulk head....

 

is it a pig of a job?

It's a pig of a job if you cannot get at the front of the engine like on my boat. If your engine is out and accessable then it is a straight forward (mostly) job. I have done one on an engine that I have sitting on a bench in my garage and it was reasonably simple. If I had to replace the seal on my boat engine then I would have to take the engine out or cut a hole through my shower cubical wall and through the metal bulk head behind that. Not something I would relish doing either way.

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If you get away without having to use a puller, you would need at least five inches of clearance. You might manage with a little less. Otherwise, no not too bad a job

 

Richard

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This is Bones we're talking about here........

 

............... of course it will be a pig of a job ;)

 

................. shall I put A&E on alert?

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I have often wondered what would happen if I got stuck in an engine bay - perhaps we are about to find out

 

Richard

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I have often wondered what would happen if I got stuck in an engine bay - perhaps we are about to find out

 

Richard

 

I think you'll find that young Bones has been there and got the Tee shirt, but will almost certainly return there

 

I will await the tale laugh.png

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It was Bones being stuck I was anticipating. She can do the experiment and I can learn from it

 

Richard

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It will not be the first time it will have happened (when it does happen again)

 

 

 

 

 

............. I am in so much trouble ;)

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Thank you everyone.

 

I have 5 inches spare - so that's a good sign.

 

I have been for a class on how to do it from someone who has done it.

 

I have PJ's number on speed dial.

 

what could possibly go wrong!

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Put my number on speed dial too. I wouldnt want to miss the fun

 

Richard

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OK...camera to the ready. I ordered the bits, but one of them was a bit of a surprise - not quite the shape I was expecting....but we shall see.

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