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Old 02-28-2013, 09:37 AM
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need some guidance

I just tore my motor out last week to replace the oil pan seal, as it was leaking bad from both the front and back. I also replaced the dipstick adapter as the last person to do it (before I bought it, don't know who) put it on inside out (yes, nut on the inside) so the tube couldn't sit in it and seal, and it also leaked from there. I also think that they used grey rtv instead of the ford stuff because it all basically fell off when the pan was off.

I used the ford stuff and also put a new o ring on the adapter.


I get the whole thing back together, fire it up and about a quart of oil comes out from the inspection cover (noticed the puddle after running for about 5 min)

Now I am thinking that the rear main is also bad. I didn't replace it because I heard it needs specialty tools and did not want to buy them, as I was sure after seeing the oil pan seal that it was that. The valley is still nice and clean (cleaned and painted while the motor was out) I super duper checked, I was really hoping for a turbo misseat or something.


Can someone provide me with a how to write up on doing a rear main by pulling the trans, as I do not want to pull the motor again, and I already have the transfer case out (range fork broke)

Is it just a simple as get the old one out with the wear ring, and put the new one in? Any sealant needed? Can someone give me a link to the tool needed, or show me a home made version?

Last edited by venturesomerite; 02-28-2013 at 10:28 AM.
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