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SpecBamf41 01-13-2013 01:58 PM

Is this how deep the rear main seal should be?
 
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It shocked me when it moved that far back. Compared to the front seal and cam seals.



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HAMMER DOWN 01-13-2013 05:06 PM

Should be flush with the engine case or just below. That how's mine is. Yours leaking, why did you mess with it. Just wondering, I'm on my 3rd. clutch & over 212k with no rear main leak.

SpecBamf41 01-13-2013 05:51 PM

I'm building this motor. Its all new.

So when I put it in I should just push it half way? That don't make sense.
When you did yours did you pound the seal till it hit a noticeable stop or just stop when it looked good enough?



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HAMMER DOWN 01-13-2013 06:20 PM

Mine is still the original one, never been replaced. I look it over every time I split the tranny from the motor (3x so far). Should be flush with the engine case or just below. That is the way mine came from the factory.

SpecBamf41 01-13-2013 06:50 PM

Well hmmmmm. Wired that the fsm didn't mention anything about it. Though it my fsm for my 97 lgt. Then again when I searched online for pictures some were deep some were not. Worse case it leaks or I mangal it out of there and get a new one.

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HAMMER DOWN 01-13-2013 07:24 PM

Pics. of Max Capacity R&R. He had a shop assemble his long block.

Thread;
http://legacygt.com/forums/showthrea...-r-184106.html

Pics.
http://legacygt.com/forums/showpost....&postcount=125

SpecBamf41 01-13-2013 08:00 PM

Hmm. Just odd. If it leaks ill just pull the engine again.

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HAMMER DOWN 01-13-2013 08:16 PM

PM Underdog , Quote from his other post in another thead. He should be able to tell you if it make a difference.

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Originally Posted by Underdog (Post 4244347)
I think it's more likely you have internal engine damage (cracked piston) than the blown turbo, although there is no reason to say the turbo is not also damaged. Typical symptoms for blown turbo are lack of power, metal screeching "under boost", smoking, etc. Cracked ringland symptoms are rough/not running engine and can-of-marbles.

I have been through this before and would be happy to look at the car for you if you'd prefer to bring it to a Subaru enthusiast shop rather than a dealership. I have two spare shortblocks in stock that can be built up however you like. I'm not TOO far from SW Maine.

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Max Capacity 01-14-2013 06:50 AM

Thanks for posting the pictures Mike.

I didn't spend a lot of time looking at mine, but I do recall it being flush or just below.

I'm thinking the OP's is to deep and will miss the sealing surface on the crank.

SpecBamf41 01-14-2013 12:18 PM

Exactly. I poked at it with a flat head and the dip on the crank was right at the end of the seal. I pulled it out last night and got one in the mail as we speak.

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MasAyinde 01-14-2013 01:22 PM

I learned the hard way that it needs to be flush. I had mine pushed in a bit too far and as soon as I started the engine, oil poured all over the ground. I guess it was for the best since I forgot to install a pilot bearing and taking the transmission out again allowed me to do that.

06silvarubiLGT 01-14-2013 01:28 PM

^Done that.. stupid little bearing.. who ever thought of that!

HAMMER DOWN 01-14-2013 05:10 PM

:rolleyes:With out it your input shaft will flex & its bearings will fail.;):)


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