oil leak

Discussion in 'Performance, Engine, and Transmission' started by jwpa2, Nov 9, 2016.

  1. jwpa2

    jwpa2 Member

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    I am in the process of changing the rear main seal in my 1957 265 v8 and I can't get the old style rope gasket in and don't know if there is a rubber one to go in it, The tool I got to install the rope gasket keeps popping off about half way in. Any help or advise would be great.
     
  2. 66 Truck Drive

    66 Truck Drive Member

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    I had to install a rope seal in my GMC 305 V6. They recommend Grease in the instructions. Creates a seal and I assume helps it slide in. It Is a pain in the rear, They tend to come Oval shaped so I found that installing it with the narrower part of the oval shape in the groove aided.
     

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