Rear main oil seal area worn - Metal Spray it !
You have oil puddles on the drive way, and your friends make you park your vechile up the street not in front of their house !!! . Never on their drive way .. your car leaks oil.
Its like having a disease - But this one it can be fixed
It is quiet common for your rear main oil seal area to wear grooves in the seal area of the crankshaft or pulley, 80% of modern engines have a round oil seal ... earlier models have a 2 piece rope seal.
There are a number of ways you can fix this
- Buy a new crankshaft ( expensive repair )
- You may be able to move the seal to a different location in the housing , making sure you do not cut the seal area sliding it over the existing wear grooves
- Fit a speedi sleeve. this is a cheap repair cost, can be effective , once again make sure you do not cut the seal sliding over the speedi sleeve.
- Metal spray the seal area with a harder compound to prevent the wear from occurring again ( a 10 year warranty on the metal spray) this is a common repair
Preparing the seal area for metal spraying this can be done on a toyota , nissan , cummins , caterpillar and diesel engine or shaft
Roughing the seal area before the Special metal spray mixture is applied
The hot metal spray being applied to the seal area
Preparing the seal area for metal spraying toyota , nissan , cummins , caterpillar
the journal after being sprayed
Grinding off the spray
The final product - harder than before
give us a call or an email - send us a photo and will let you know if we can fix your oil leak