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Is this a main oil seal leak?

Discussion in 'Stelvio Chat & Tech' started by Campagman, Feb 12, 2011.

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    prairie dog Just got it firing!

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    Wow, someone is watching and reading! Thanks so much for the follow up. That link was super helpful, definitely a step in the right direction.

    Looks like my next step is figure out whether or not this is a DYI or dealer job. It sounds like even "competent" mechanics are having trouble fixing this leak. I just have real issues with dealership shops, unfortunately I've had some bad experiences.

    I guess my next question would be does anyone have a success story having the rear main or flange seal repaired without leaks later on....OR is this part just a ticking time bomb (repaired or not)?

    Any idea what a (reasonable) repair would cost in 2020?

    Also, any suggestions as to where to find a step-by-step repair for the home mechanic?
     
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    The ones I fixed didn't leak later. I used Threebond and no gasket, you get a kit to fix it from the Importer. Shorter bolts, thicker oring. There was a Service bulletin on it. Labor will be over 10hrs. Motor has to come down, no crabbing CARC frames. The procedure is in the service manual cept for the bulletin.
     
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    Thanks for your input (as always) Steve. We have this job down to a solid 5.5 hours at my shop in Orange.

    There's no end-user how-to video that I am aware of. The Service manual covers it.
     
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    prairie dog Just got it firing!

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    Appointment is a probably a week or two out. I can ride it, rides great but when I pull into the garage its like 15 drops on the floor....its no bueno. I put a baking pan under it, I'm a little worried about it getting on the back wheel while riding, but maybe I worry too much. I really like to wrench on my stuff, my internal debate is venture into it myself or let the dealer do it. I think I will wait to see how things unfold after they look at it.
     

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