Crankshaft oil seal

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Hi:

I've broken a new timing side crank seal trying to fit it into place. It's been supplied by RGM and seems just like the old one, but won't fit... Should I heat it a bit?
 
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Sparkplug,
Don't heat it. The seal should be a tight fit and cos it's put in the 'wrong way round' that is spring first it can be a little beggar to start square.

Best of luck with the new one.
Cash
 
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Just fitted one myself last week. I find them easier to get in square if you use the back end of a deep socket to drift them it. It gives you better control over it :D
 
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cash said:
cos it's put in the 'wrong way round' that is spring first


Cash:
Do you mean spring should be facing outwards?

What about the contact breaker seal?

Thanks for the helpful replies and sorry for the late answer. I've been away for a few days.
 

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sparkplug said:
Do you mean spring should be facing outwards?


Fit the crankshaft seal with the garter spring side to the oil pressure = which is the timing cover gallery through which the crankshaft is fed oil from the pump, so spring side towards the outside, or facing away from the engine


sparkplug said:
What about the contact breaker seal?

The seal is there to keep the oil out of the points housing, so the contact breaker seal spring side goes toward the engine.
 
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