Crankshaft Seal, Front (001-023)
B3.9 and B5.9 Series Engines
Section 1 - Cylinder Block - Group 01
Oil Seal Installation Tool, Part No. 3824498
Leave the plastic pilot installation tool in the lubricating oil
Position the seal on the service tool, Part No. 3824498, with
the lubricating oil seal dust lip facing outward.
Apply a bead of Loctite 277, or equivalent, to the outside
diameter of the seal before installation.
NOTE: Properly support the front cover lubricating oil seal
flange to prevent damage to the lubricating oil seal and
Press the lubricating oil seal into the front cover from the
backside of the cover toward the frontside of the cover.
Press the lubricating oil seal until the service tool bottoms
against the front cover.
Apply a thin bead of Three-BondTM to the cover side of the
front cover gasket only.
NOTE: Do not remove the plastic seal pilot tool from the
lubricating oil seal at this time. Use the plastic seal pilot tool
to guide the seal on the crankshaft.
Install the gasket and front gear cover on the engine. Refer
to Procedure 001-031.
NOTE: The front gear cover capscrews must be tightened
within 15 minutes of applying the sealant on the gasket.
Tighten the front gear cover mounting capscrews.
Remove the plastic pilot tool from the crankshaft.