Crankshaft rear oil seal - renewal

1 Remove the flywheel/driveplate.

2 Prise out the oil seal. If necessary, drill the outer face of the oil seal and use self-tapping screws and a pair of grips to withdraw the seal (see illustration).

26.2 Crankshaft rear oil seal location (arrowed)
26.2 Crankshaft rear oil seal location (arrowed)

3 Clean the oil seal housing, then fit the new oil seal using two flywheel/driveplate securing bolts and a tool similar to that shown (see illustration).

26.3 Using a special tool to fit the crankshaft rear oil seal - 1.8 litre
26.3 Using a special tool to fit the crankshaft rear oil seal - 1.8 litre (R2A)

A suitable tool can be improvised using a narrow strip of metal sheet bent to form a circle of the correct diameter, and a large metal disc with appropriate holes drilled to allow the flywheel/driveplate securing bolts to pass through. Make sure that the seal lip faces into the engine and lightly smear the lip with clean engine oil.

4 Refit the flywheel/driveplate.

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