[ROVERNET - UK] V8 Engine rebuild query

Kent Kinard kkinard at wcc.net
Wed Sep 20 02:31:59 BST 2006

Actually, I think that would be my choice, too.  There are 
lip type seals made to fit the older rope seal covers, but 
you still have to pull the cover if you get a front seal 
leak.  If you are rebuilding an early engine, one "must 
do" is to have the rear of the block and the crankshaft 
machined to take the SD1 and later type rear main seal. 
 At the very least you can use one of the two piece 
neoprine replacement seals.  Never fit and old style rope 
seal to either end of a freshly done crank.  The risk of a 
leak is just not worth it when the prevention is so easy.

Kent K.

On Wed, 20 Sep 2006 11:11:14 +1000
  <Gavin.Walker at csiro.au> wrote:
> Peter,
>  If you are going to switch to LPG or an electric fuel 
>pump I'd
> recommend a SD1 timing cover.  This means bigger oil 
>pump gears, no
> mechanical fuel pump and an external crank oil seal.
> Gavin Walker
> Canberra, Australia
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