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What is "seal saver"?

I see two possibilities: He just putted some leak-stop additive in the engine oil. That is some additive that is intended to stop an seal leak by miraculously thickening the oil around the seal area ...
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Is messing up this gasket my fault?

New seals that are too large are unlikey to fit. You need one that has the correct internal diameter. You shouldn't need anything to hold the seal in place. You might benefit from a small wiping of ...
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Why do some axle repair bearings have two seals?

Axle repair bearings are used when the surface of the axle is chewed up by the old bearing. The repair bearing moves the location of where the bearing rollers ride to a smooth location on the axle. ...
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Using an oil filter o-ring in place of an oil cooler o-ring?

Since the O-rings in both applications are designed to be compatible with oil, material suitability shouldn't be a concern. As long as the O-rings share the same size and profile, the two should be ...
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Why is this Oil Cooler O-Ring / Gasket Bad?

There are a couple of things going on to make that gasket no longer work. One is that over time the gasket has deformed from its original shape so that it actually matches the void in the metal ...
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Is messing up this gasket my fault?

I went to the dealership, with the old gasket I took out of the oil cooler, and they looked it up and gave me the same gasket I bought the first time. I asked one of the mechanics why the new gasket ...
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How to tell if a Subaru needs a main seal replacement

Take a second opinion, as always. To see if it needs replacement; reverse the car 20ft. If there is a pool of oil where the car has been sitting, you should find out where it is coming from and fix ...
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Damaged bearing seal

I've removed the seals from bearings to lube a bearing instead of replacing it on multiple occasions, but generally out of the vehicle. For that, I'd probably go out and buy a new bearing and take a ...
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Camshaft oil seal installation

There shouldn't be an issue with doing this ... with three caveats. When installing the seal, you need to ensure it is completely perpendicular to the camshaft. If you don't, it's going to leak. I ...
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Do these spark plug tube seals need to be replaced?

If the valve cover gaskets are leaking, then there will be oil pooling in the bottom of the spark plug well. That's not happening and so that's not where the oil on the threads of your plug is coming ...
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I recently replaced my crankshaft seal on my 95 Infiniti but it’s still leaking oil in the same area, what could be the problem?

A different possibility. Your engine had lots of miles on it. Perhaps oil wasn’t changed on a regular basis. There is excessive wear between the crankshaft and the main bearings. That wear allows for ...
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I recently replaced my crankshaft seal on my 95 Infiniti but it’s still leaking oil in the same area, what could be the problem?

Two possibilities come quickly to mind: One: that the seal land on the crankshaft is damaged and it still leaks even with a new seal - will need maching or polishing to correct. Two: that the ...
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Toyota Conquest 2e

The easiest way I've found to deal with this is to pull the old seal out, then completely dry the area of all oil. Put some sealant on the metal part of the seal or around the where the seal mounts. ...
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