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Old 11-05-2022, 11:31 PM   #1
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Default New oil pump seals preventing cover from snugging.

Any advice on these new seals? They're brand new. Seems to be keeping the timing cover from getting full contact at the bottom. Any tips for this? The seals came in a felpro fron crankshaft seal kit. 2 rings for the oil pump and the big one for the crank. RTV instructs say don't torque but the bottom bolts won't go in. Are the seals not seated properly? Should I disregard the instructions and torque anyway? Just to snug the cover or no? Really hoping for some advice here. I'm almost done.
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Any advice on these new seals? They're brand new. Seems to be keeping the timing cover from getting full contact at the bottom. Any tips for this? The seals came in a felpro fron crankshaft seal kit. 2 rings for the oil pump and the big one for the crank. RTV instructs say don't torque but the bottom bolts won't go in. Are the seals not seated properly? Should I disregard the instructions and torque anyway? Just to snug the cover or no? Really hoping for some advice here. I'm almost done.
Apply the RTV, tighten cover until RTV just begins to contact/squeeze. Wait an hour, then torque to full specifications following the proper torque sequence.
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Default Re: New oil pump seals preventing cover from snugging.

Did you remove the oil pressure and suction seals from their respective cavities in the cylinder block?

Did you align the gerotor oil pump during front cover installation?

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The front cover should sit flush against front of block using hand pressure with oil pressure and suction seals installed. Do not use bolts to close up excessive gap or timing cover will crack!

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Old 11-30-2022, 07:40 AM   #4
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Default Re: New oil pump seals preventing cover from snugging.

Agreed. Do not use the bolts to force the cover to seat. While pesky to install while engine is in the car, have patience. I have always “trial run” the installation, before adding rtv. Is everything cleaned up nice and shiny? Including the alignment dowels? Maybe cover is not going on straight?
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