[TR] Timing cover crank seal oil leak

DAVID MASSEY dave1massey at cs.com
Fri Dec 25 06:02:37 MST 2020

 This is a TR4, right?  Pretty much the same on TR6.  The seal rides on the spacer.  New spacers are much less money than a Speedi-Sleeve.  I put a new spacer on my TR6 when I replaced the timing chain and it almost doesn't leak.  I think the finish on the spacer is not as smooth as a Speedi-Sleeve so the seal doesn't seal up quite as tight.  

Also consider that there is a path for oil to slip through between the spacer and the crankshaft itself.  A little Hylomar might help.
I guess us kids are up early on Christmas Day while the adults (wives) sleep in.  ;-)
Enjoy the season.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jerry Van Vlack <jerryvv at roadrunner.com>
To: FOT <fot at autox.team.net>; triumphs at autox.team.net
Sent: Fri, Dec 25, 2020 6:43 am
Subject: [TR] Timing cover crank seal oil leak

I run a thin belt conversion and have an oil leak from the timing chain cover. New seal at rebuild 2 years ago. Leaked from initial startup but now getting worse. I know about speedy sleeves and might try that.  My question is this. Has anyone else experienced excessive leakage while using the thin belt conversion? The Moss instructions imply that the seal rides on the spacer installed behind the damper pulley. Has anyone found a double lip seal replacement to the standard supplied seal and if yes do you have a reference P/N? Thanks and Merry Christmas. The New Year has to be better than 2020. JVV** triumphs at autox.team.net **

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