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292 rear main?
#1411197 Mon May 24 2021 06:34 PM
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'Bolter
Hi all,
I have a Chevy 292 in-line six engine 1984. I am heavily debating whether to change out the rear main seal. I was told the engine sat for 10 + years. There is no evidence of the rear main seal having any sort of leak. However I really don’t want to put this thing together as I’m replacing many other gaskets and seals and have that one suddenly go. However however I am almost equally concerned of how difficult it seems to be replace this rear main seal which is almost like tearing down your engine Because the only information I can find suggests loosening all seven rear mains 😫 which could cause anyone of anything to happen including movement of bearings that will also actually destroy my engine.

I say this after having three separate mechanics work on an engine of mine in another car and destroy it. We’re moving these kinds of parts around and doing this kind of work every little thing adds a little more risk. The last mechanic put the wrong end caps on the rods. I could go on but I’m getting off topic I just want to stick to the rear main seal question thank you

Last edited by 38_1.5Ton; Mon May 24 2021 06:36 PM.

'38 1.5ton; "The stuff is as tough as woodpecker lips"
Re: 292 rear main?
38_1.5Ton #1411287 Tue May 25 2021 01:34 PM
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'Bolter
If the seal is a rubber two piece, then you might be able to push the old one out and slide the new one in with out removing any other caps. If it uses a rope seal, leave it as is if the crank and flywheel are dry. You are right about moving stuff around, there is a risk involved, but if you take your time, the risk is pretty low.

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Re: 292 rear main?
38_1.5Ton #1411416 Wed May 26 2021 02:59 PM
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'Bolter
Any engine that has been idle for that long is a "rebuildable core". Anything less than a full teardown and overhaul is likely to end up as a disappointment.
Jerry


The murder victim was drowned in a bathtub full of Rice Krispies and milk.
The coroner blamed the crime on a cereal killer!

Cringe and wail in fear, Eloi- - - - -we Morlocks are on the hunt!
Re: 292 rear main?
38_1.5Ton #1411434 Wed May 26 2021 04:44 PM
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Originally Posted by 38_1.5Ton
Hi all,


I say this after having three separate mechanics work on an engine of mine in another car and destroy it. We’re moving these kinds of parts around and doing this kind of work every little thing adds a little more risk. The last mechanic put the wrong end caps on the rods. I could go on but I’m getting off topic I just want to stick to the rear main seal question thank you

The title "mechanic" is overused, "hack with some tools" might be better.


BC
1960 Chevy C10 driver 235 T5 3.73 dana 44
1949 GMC 250 project in waiting
1960 C60 pasture art
G.M dealer tech since 1980 & counting
Re: 292 rear main?
38_1.5Ton #1411448 Wed May 26 2021 06:05 PM
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'Bolter
I prefer "Mr. Bad Wrench"!
smile
Jerry


The murder victim was drowned in a bathtub full of Rice Krispies and milk.
The coroner blamed the crime on a cereal killer!

Cringe and wail in fear, Eloi- - - - -we Morlocks are on the hunt!
Re: 292 rear main?
38_1.5Ton #1411485 Wed May 26 2021 11:23 PM
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J
'Bolter
Here's one of my favorites..."We'll make it fit. We've been doing this a long time."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_O5VW7A0Uw


Jon

1952 1/2 ton with 1959 235
T5 with 3.07 rear end
Re: 292 rear main?
BC59 #1411488 Wed May 26 2021 11:48 PM
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Originally Posted by BC59
The title "mechanic" is overused, "hack with some tools" might be better.
My truck has been “worked” on by so called mechanics that own a pipe wrench and BFH with that “Git-R-Done” attitude!


Phil

1952 Chevrolet 3100
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Re: 292 rear main?
38_1.5Ton #1411721 Fri May 28 2021 02:11 PM
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'Bolter
Thanks for the suggestions.


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Re: 292 rear main?
38_1.5Ton #1411736 Fri May 28 2021 03:15 PM
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'Bolter
38 1.5 ton A51 216 came to me after setting 10 years,was stuck soaked it ,fired it up,changed rings much later, still running today that was in 82 so 39 years !! That 292 is a lot tougher don't get it hot !!

Re: 292 rear main?
38_1.5Ton #1411737 Fri May 28 2021 03:18 PM
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Thanks fixite7! I will change out the valve cover gasket and give her a whirl.. nothing to lose!


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