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post #1 of 11 Old Sep 17th, 2006, 8:54 pm Thread Starter
 
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Where is the main seal?

From this picture that D. Shealey posted, where does the main seal and O-ring attach.
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post #2 of 11 Old Sep 17th, 2006, 9:05 pm
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Photo didn't make it Tim. There is both a conventional seal and an o-ring that keep the engine oil away from the clutch.

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John, now try.
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Ok, Remove the nut followed by the o-ring and slide the clutch housing off (the o-ring is on that shaft under the nut) and the seal is behind the housing pressed on to the case.

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From this picture that D. Shealey posted, where does the main seal and O-ring attach.
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Tim get your facts straight. I posted that picture.
The seal and oring can be found after you remove the nut, bellhousing in the picture.

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Sorry Pete. Thanks for the info.
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Tim get your facts straight. I posted that picture.
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Now just why was that so important? You were the third or fourth person over the years to post a picture of that area, so it certainly was not new news.

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Tim no problem, Let me know if I can help.

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Now just why was that so important? You were the third or fourth person over the years to post a picture of that area, so it certainly was not new news.
Who's counting ? Could be New News to someone.

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post #10 of 11 Old Sep 18th, 2006, 9:09 am Thread Starter
 
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Holy crap!! If the main seals are that deep, why would BMW not make them out of material that would last alot longer?

I do have a friend with a 1990 BMW Sedan that appears to have the same parts failure. His car leaks oil from the exact same area. What a PITA!!
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Holy crap!! If the main seals are that deep, why would BMW not make them out of material that would last alot longer?

I do have a friend with a 1990 BMW Sedan that appears to have the same parts failure. His car leaks oil from the exact same area. What a PITA!!
I agree. The LT is a fine machine and you would be hard pressed to ride anything nicer out there, BUT the more I dig into this thing mechanically..........one just has to wonder. One thing is for certain, if you are not handy with a wrench, you WILL go broke owning one if you are out of warrantee.
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