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Installing Crank Seals

Discussion in 'Engine Building' started by Jay Bird, Jul 17, 2011.

  1. Jay Bird

    Jay Bird New Member

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    I am about to put the crankshaft seals in the right side cover and oil pump and I'm wondering if I need to use any type of liquid gasket to seal them together.

    Also, the service manual says to use non-hardening liquid gasket to the mating surfaces when installing them on the block. Any recomendations on a good liquid gasket?

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    CAFROG Honda Minion VIP

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    Hondabond from your local dealer :thumbsup:
     
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    Permatex "Ultra Grey" works perfectly fine ;)
     
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    Do I need to put any hondabond on the seals before installing them in the oil pump and right side cover?
     
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    Follow the manual. The hondabond goes on the mating surface of the metal housing to the block, not on the seal itself.
     
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    The manual says to just press the new seal into the housing. I am wondering because when I removed the old seals, there was some kind of glue or gasket material on them.
     
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    If you look at the diagrams, it says "Apply liquid gasket to mating surface"
     
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    do not put sealant on the seal. I used a press and a small piece of 2x4 to evenly push mine into place. Try to keey the lubricant inside the seal and dont let it smear on the crank etc that way it does its job.

    put sealant on the surface that connects to the block "mating surface"
     
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