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Old 08-02-2013, 06:48 PM
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Mr. John Draxler built me short block Joe. I would have to look for his paper work which he supplied me. I did look into sta built engine seal sealant. But further discussions with the representative for the Company indicated to me it would damage the cork gaskets for the valve cover gaskets. So Iam not going that route. Iam considering Lucas Engine oil stop leak. The rep indicated it wouldn't harm the cork gaskets . But all these products appear too swell the seals. He also indicated is less aggressive than some of the other products out there. There is no gurantee with there product either. There is always repercussions to everything. Larry PS Like John indicated its only a few drops at a time after driving it. Maybe I can live with that.
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You have me confused. Is leaking from underneath the car or the back of the intake manifold at the top. If it's the intake manifold it's a fairly big job just because of how heavy it is. I've done lots of them and you either need two people to lift it off or risk a hernia doing it yourself. An engine hoist certainly helps.

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Hi John. I had this problem last year which was leaking down on the heads. Took it twice to the Ford garage finally fixed it on the second try. It was still under the 12 months warranty. Larry
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Old 08-02-2013, 08:15 PM
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AS I said in my last thread I had the thunderbird ranch build me a new short block. I don't no where the main rear seal goes into. The engine itself or is it the seal between the engine and the transmission. Larry
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The rear main seal goes around the crankshaft in the block.

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Thank you for responding to my last thread. If you get a new short block rebuilt does the builder insert a new main rear seal. Thank you Roger
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If he doesn't put a new seal in then he's not much of a rebuilder.

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I am assuming it is the rear seal. The manifold gaskets don't leak anymore. Unless it could be the passenger side cylinder head gasket. It leaks from on the side of the oil pan somewhere up near the vent tube of the transmission. Larry
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