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Ok, I got the flywheel off yesterday and this morning took it to the machine shop. They said it was in pretty bad shape and they might have to take more that .020 off. I got it back this afternoon and they ended up taking .025 off. They gave me a piece of sheet metal to cut into a spacer so it will work. It also looks like the step is different than when I left it....Before the outer edge was raised, and now the inner area is higher....IS this right? For the spacer I thought I'd cut the metal into a circle, trace the holes, and drill them out. I'd then put the spacer behind the flywheel....Is this doable?

Also, I need some basic instructions to replace the rear main seal. I've got the seal kit, what else do I need, and what is the process?

Thanks again...I just want to get all my ducks in a row for the weekend!

BRian

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The best way to replace the rear seal:

Remove rear seal housing from block. Use a seal puller to remove the old seal. Clean aluminum housing (degreaser/blasting). Rinse thoroughly with water and dry off. Put housing onto cookie sheet, put in oven at lowest possible temperature. Place new seal in the freezer. After 10-15 minutes remove housing from oven and let slightly cool for 3-4 minutes (while you're getting the seal from freezer). Drop seal into housing, while insuring its straight. DONE! Essentially what a manual I have, published in England in 1971, suggests. Good Luck

Ryan_71-02

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I used the grease method to remove/replace my rear main. Just fill the chamber behind the bearing up with grease and grind down a bolt so it just barely fits. Use a hammer and tap it in... remove bolt, repack with grease and repeat.

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I used the grease method to remove/replace my rear main. Just fill the chamber behind the bearing up with grease and grind down a bolt so it just barely fits. Use a hammer and tap it in... remove bolt, repack with grease and repeat.

I believe that you're describing pilot bearing removal - not rear main seal removal. Pilot bearing replacement might be a good idea, though!

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Anyone???

Does anyone have any comments?????

I'm about to reassemble the car and I just want to make sure I'm going about this correctly...

Thanks,

Brian

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My fresh flywheel is the same, the center section is raised, and the outer section is slightly lower. When the clutch wears on the flywheel, this inner ring gets worn, which is why they had to go so far. Sounds like the spacer idea should work, and the rear main should be a cinch with those instructions.

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