If crankcase pressure is normal and new seals need to be fitted, the following procedures should be
adopted with the crankcase in position.
Set a half housing in a vise with the seal facing up.
Insert approximately 1 in. (2.5 cm) of the strip, at each end, into the ends of the groove ensuring
that each end of the strip projects 0.010-0.020 in. (0.25-0.51 mm) beyond the half housing joint
With the thumb or finger, press the remainder of the strip into the groove, working from the center.
Then use any convenient round bar to seat the strip by rolling and pressing its inner diameter (see
Figure 5-16). This procedure takes advantage of the friction between the strip and the groove at
the ends to compact the rope, while ensuring that the projections of the end faces of the rope
remain as set.
Figure 5-16. Pressing Seal in Place.
Install the sealing strip to the other half housing in a similar
Remove all traces of the old joint from the cylinder block
rear face and fit a new joint treated with a suitable jointing
Lightly coat the faces of the housing with a suitable jointing
Spread a film of graphite grease over the exposed inside
diameter surface of the strip.
Assemble the half housings around the crankshaft rear
journal and fasten together with two setscrews (see Figure
Swivel the complete seal housing on the crankshaft, to seat
the strips and to ensure that the assembly turns on the
Bolt the seal housing in position on the block and the rear
main bearing cap. Tighten the securing setscrews.
5-17. FLYWHEEL AND RING GEAR REPLACEMENT.
Flywheel and Ring Gear Removal (See Appendix E Figure 53).
Remove flywheel assembly (8).
The flywheel ring gear (9) is a shrunk fit on the flywheel (10). It is removed by
partially cutting through the gear and chisel cutting it from the flywheel. An
alternative method is to apply localized heat to the ring gear to expand It
sufficiently to enable it to be tapped evenly from the flywheel.
Separate flywheel (10) and ring gear (9).
Remove flywheel housing (14).
Remove flywheel housing dust cover (19) and preformed packing (1). Discard preformed packing.
Flywheel and Ring Gear Installation (see Appendix E Figure 53).
Install new preformed packing (1) and flywheel housing dust cover (19).
Attach flywheel housing (14) to engine.
Clean locating faces of flywheel (10) to ensure a position location when the new ring gear is fitted.