oil leak

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

  1. jwpa2

    jwpa2 Member

    Feb 9, 2014
    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

    Jul 18, 2013
    Next to my bench at the shop, Oregon
    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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