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

Keith Park topnotch at nycap.rr.com
Thu Oct 26 16:30:20 PDT 2023

In the T4 world its the same basic idea, but a little more complicated and
more troublesome.
There are 2 cranks seals supplied out there, a 10 and a 12mm thick one, if
you put the 10 down till it seats, 
It will leak, the 12 is Ok but sometimes leaks at the case seam.

In my case when I removed the 6 crank bolts, oil came out of them,
indicating that it was the O ring seal on the inside of the flywheel that
was leaking,
That seal looked a bit dilapidated So I think it was the problem, I did
replace the crank seal although it didn’t look like it was leaking so I used
another victor
That I had.

Rear wheel bearings are now re-lubed and re-assembled, rear brakes adjusted
and the half shafts are back on the wheel end.  Leaf cleanup tomorrow 
But a nice Saturday should get the last details done so come spring when the
tranny is back, I can whip it in, and get on the road again.


Topnotch Restorations
topnotch at nycap.rr.com
71 Squareback  “Hothe”
65 Notchback  “El Baja Rojo”
93 RX7  “Redstur”
13 Subaru Outback "Blendin"

-----Original Message-----
From: type3-vwtype3.org <type3-vwtype3.org-bounces at lists.vwtype3.org> On
Behalf Of Jim Adney
Sent: Thursday, October 26, 2023 5:55 PM
To: type3 at vwtype3.org
Subject: Re: [T3] this was NOT the guy who rebuilt MY transmission

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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