I just purchased a 641 (built in 1959). Looks like the rear main seal is leaking enought that it need replaced asap. Looking for suggestions and helpful hints.
Sounds like I should be able to do it by droping the oil pan. So I need a pan gasket and the real main seal. Do I also have to remove the oil pump to get to it? If so assume that I will need a gasket for it as well, right?
OK now for the hard questions. What it the best seal to use rope or the pre-formed? I have a tool that I used to pull a rope seal on a old 292 so think that if the rope is the better choice I should be able to do it.
Also is you suggest the preform can you tell me how to determine which side to put toward the back?
Next question. Someone has told me that when the engines were built there were shim that went between the seal cap and the engine wall. Hope you know what I am talking about because i don't know how to describe it better. Anyway hear that these are not avaliable and that is a place that often leaks..... Any suggestion?
Hey... thanks in advance for the help.
P.S. just to addition questions. Is there any way to search on this forum? And, anyone know of a FORD TRACTOR CLUB in southeast Missouri.
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