[T3] this was NOT the guy who rebuilt MY transmission

Jim Adney jadney at vwtype3.org
Thu Oct 26 14:55:23 PDT 2023

On 25 Oct 2023 at 22:20, Keith Park wrote:

> Replace that victor reinz (oil everywhere) seal with an Elring and use some
> sealer at the case seam and make sure its flush and not bottomed out.  

If you're talking about the front main crank seal, that's supposed to be fully 
seated (bottomed out.) If it's put in "flush" those surfaces are not machined 
so the seal may end up crooked. The step in the bore was machined to 
square up the seal.

Of course, it's possible that you're trying to keep the seal lip away from a 
badly worn groove on the flywheel. If that's the case, you're probably better 
off installing a repair sleeve, to give a fresh sealing surface.

Jim Adney, jadney at vwtype3.org
Madison, Wisconsin, USA

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