Any damage done to rear main seal w/out oil?

Discussion in 'Technical Q&A' started by christopher, Jan 21, 2006.

  1. christopher

    christopher Formula 3

    Nov 29, 2003
    Ontario California
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    Hello again fellow "F"-chatters,

    My 308GTB has been setting for 2+ years in an effort to get it's much needed maint. done. More recently it's been setting for 2-3 mos with the oil removed and the pans off.

    My question is: will I expose my self to any damage to the rear main seal w/out the lubrication. Will the seal leak after all has been replaced.

    Thank you!

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  3. Verell

    Verell F1 Veteran
    Consultant Owner

    May 5, 2001
    Groton, MA
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    Verell Boaen
    If it wasn't leaking before, it shouldn't leak afterwards. The seal will trap enough oil to keep it's self alive.

    Of course, if grit or dust got into the seal, then it's a different story. Usually it doesn't, so its probably worth trying.

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