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FE crank seal repair?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by greg, Feb 16, 2013.

  1. greg
    Joined: Dec 5, 2006
    Posts: 537


    My sleeve on the crank has grooves where the seal rides for the front timing cover.

    It look like it mics out about .011 deep.

    What is my best option for this.

    polish it out and use it? I can have it machined at work, which it then is undersize.
    One of my toolmaker friends mentioned using belzona, and then turning it back smooth.
    Or a speedy-sleeve. I have never used one before. I think its part # skf 99187, but not sure?
  2. That sleeve is just mild steel. You could always weld up the groove and then turn the welded area back down to the original OD.
  3. TagMan
    Joined: Dec 12, 2002
    Posts: 6,049


    Go to your local auto parts store and ask them for a "Redi-Sleeve", I believe they're called. It's a very thin (.010" ?) and installes over the shaft.
  4. B Ramsey
    Joined: Mar 29, 2009
    Posts: 638

    B Ramsey

    x2 on speedy sleeve. simple and work good.

    Joined: Mar 12, 2006
    Posts: 263


    Is the motor still in the car? If so, speedi sleve it. I would only look at welding it if the motor's apart.
  6. mammyjammer
    Joined: May 23, 2009
    Posts: 505

    from Area 51

    A real pain to get the Redi Sleeve PERFECTLY square to the crank with the engine in the car, but once you get the damn thing on, it will fix the leak!!
  7. RayJarvis
    Joined: Oct 11, 2010
    Posts: 209


    get the ready sleave but be certain to get the correct seal for the sleave
  8. greg
    Joined: Dec 5, 2006
    Posts: 537


    The motors out of the car. So install shouldnt be a problem. Ive just never used one before, and wasnt sure how good they were.

    Ray, if its only .010, can I not use a new stock seal?
  9. Ole don
    Joined: Dec 16, 2005
    Posts: 2,915

    Ole don

    Sit the damper on a table and clean the surface with emery cloth or sandpaper. Lube the damper with light oil. Sit the speedy sleeve on top and tap it down gently with a 2X4 as straight as you can. It has to go down past the wear mark on the first try. Not as hard as I make it sound.
  10. I've used Redi-Sleeves a number of times in a number of different locations and they always did the trick. Now that I've said that I've probably jinxed the next one.

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