Re: IML: Rear Main Oil Seal on a 1966 Imperial
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Re: IML: Rear Main Oil Seal on a 1966 Imperial



EXCELLENT POINT!!! Check this carefully, this happens to all of them eventually.

Paul W.


-----Original Message-----
From: Geoff Simpson <kiwiimp65@xxxxxxxxxxx>
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Sent: Sat, 8 Mar 2008 1:16 pm
Subject: RE: IML: Rear Main Oil Seal on a 1966 Imperial


I had  a rear main leak years ago and just as I was about to pull everything  to bits someone tugged my sleeve and pointed me at the oil sender which
had let go.Saved a lotta work. Geoff Simpson
 
 

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Subject: Re: IML: Rear Main Oil Seal on a 1966 Imperial
Date: Sat, 8 Mar 2008 11:10:53 -0500
From: randalpark@xxxxxxx

How much oil are you losing?

Maybe a drip pan and a small amount of cat litter can resolve it
temporarily. Eventually, you will need a rebuild. I am holding back
on
these right now. My baby/car sitting, doing a project/repair here and
there, and my preservation efforts are all I can handle these days.
As
long as they run, look good, and get proper maintenance, I am trying
to
live with the more overwhelming problems. Its hard to justify
spending
thousands of dollars on a car that is seldom used, unless you see car
show trophies in your future. The car can be reliable even with a
manageable oil leak, just keep close watch on the dipstick.

Good luck!

Paul W.


-----Original Message-----
From: tcufroggie86c@xxxxxxxxxxxx
To: mailing-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Sat, 8 Mar 2008 12:18 am
Subject: IML: Rear Main Oil Seal on a 1966 Imperial


All,
I apologize for the wide distribution. I have perused the archives on
the OIC site, and on the internet, but have not found the information
I
am seeking.  I have a 66 Imperial Crown Convertible that has a nice
leak at the rear
main seal.  My mechanic has replaced the seal once, but the problem
reappeared shortly (4-5 days) after
the seal was replaced.  I have seen on the OIC website that it
mentions
a worn crankshaft can
contribute to the leak at the rear main seal.  My mechanic has stated
this as a possiblity also and has shown
me where there is some wear in this area on the grooves of the
crankshaft.  Neither he nor I are particularly enthusiastic about
replacing a crankshaft, thus it is not my intent to replace it. I can
live with the leak
instead of performing such an intrusive procedure. 

My question(s) are as follows:

1.  Was the original rear main seal a rope type seal or a smooth type
of seal for the 66 Imperial?

2.  Is there a "double" or oversized rear main seal available for
Imperials?  I recall that big block GM cars
had  these oversized type seals to fix this annoying leak.

3.  Any other suggestions on how to fix this issue on the 440 engine
in
a '66 Imperial?

Please feel free to reply to me directly at
tcufroggie86c@xxxxxxxxxxxxx   Thanks in advance for your help.

Sincerely,
CCC

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