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Moss rear seal kit seals

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Subject: Moss rear seal kit seals
From: "Douglas Ormrod" <>
Date: Tue, 19 Dec 2006 08:53:47 +1300
Hi T Listers

Having finally got the car out of the garage after 7 years and had a few
trips round the block (all went very well) I now have the engine out
because the bl..dy Moss rear seal conversion was leaking very badly - I
have discussed this with some of you off list and received lots of good
advice. The engine guy has now fitted a speedy sleeve to the crankshaft
and machined a few thou off the rear of the flywheel to make sure it
does not push against the seal.

I bought a new seal from Moss and the one they have supplied is the same
diameter as the old one, but a different type of seal. The one that came
with the original kit (about three years ago) was softer and had an
annular spring to hold the sealing edge against the bearing surface -
the replacement is a much harder rubber with no spring. The engine guy
has shown it to some bearing specialists and they are unsure whether
this is a better or an inferior seal to the old one. Before fitting it
he has asked if I can get some info about this - is anyone familiar with
these two types of seal.  Such a PINA to get the engine in and out I
want to make sure it is right this time.

Thanks as always

Douglas in New Zealand

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