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Date:         Sun, 11 Mar 2001 13:53:47 -0700
Reply-To:     Michael Collens <mishell@CADVISION.COM>
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From:         Michael Collens <mishell@CADVISION.COM>
Subject:      Front oil seal popping out?
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I have recently rebuilt my 83.5 WBX and have had a horrible experience. After starting the engine last night I made some preliminary adjustments with the timing and coolant and went to bed thinking that I would have the van ready by the next afternoon. Got up the next morning and fired her up and discovered a big giant leak coming from the front oil seal. Lots of oil pouring out at the transmission/engine join. After coming to terms with what this ment I got to work and took the engine out,removed the clutch and discovered that the front oil seal was protruding out of the case. I had installed it correctly so it would fit flush with the case. Could this be an oil pressure relief plug issue? Too heavy oil (20-50)? Before I install a new seal I would like to know what could cause this. Can anyone give me some ideas.

Thanks Michael 83.5 WBX

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