Holden V8 Rear Main Seal Installation.mp4

Plenty of theories about how to best install a rope rear main oil seal in the Holden V8 block from the HJ model years through to the last ones produced in the VT Commodores. We've found this to be the most fool proof procedure. A bit long winded perhaps, but if you do it this way your rear main seal will not leak.

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Rope Seal Troubles
Here's a problem with rope seals. They cause the crank to not seat properly in the block. Always check to see if your crankshaft turns before you install this type of seal. Rope seals must be pressed into place before the crank is reinstalled. Costa Mesa R&D Automotive Machine Shop (949) 631-6376 Don't forget to 'Click' and SUBSCRIBE!





Installing Rope Seals
Description and installation of the crankshaft rear oil seal.





COME Racing Holden V8 oiling system mods
There are so many complaints about the Holden V8 oiling system, that it's actually quite annoying till one puts things in perspective. Do you realise the Holden V8 was designed in Detroit Michigan for General Motors Holden in 1965? Given the engine began life in production Holden vehicles in 1969 we need to step back and give our Australian built "plastic" V8 a little breathing room. Considering the insane power outputs we have forced our Holden V8's to produce it's no wonder the oiling system does not always keep pace. It's really like taking a conventional points type distributor and putting it in a 1300hp Pro Stock Drag Race engine and expecting it to adequately light that engines fire. It will happen, maybe but it will not be effective at all. On the other hand the 308ci version of the Holden V8 was really never expected to make much more power than the originally factory claimed 240bhp. With 240 or even up to 300 or so bhp the oiling system is great. In fact we have found that unless you achieve power levels well over the 500bhp mark the stock oiling system with the best possible oil pan fitted, best possible oil pump and a few minor blueprinting steps will serve you very reliably. This changes of course if the application is any form of endurance work like boat, speedway, circuit or similar race applications. It's from this point on the you either bite the bullet and go Dry Sump setup or at least look at some simple mods we will demonstrate here to prioritise the oiling system for very few dollars. These mods mean theat both lifter bores and main bearings are flushed with large volumes of oil instantly which optimises valve train operation and just as importantly, longer more reliable main and rod bearing life.





How To Change Your Rear Main Seal
In this video, we show you how to change your rear main seal. When this seal goes bad, it can cause oil to start leaking out from the back of the engine, and has to be replaced. You can now get your very own budget Boosting window sticker! Click the link below and you will be taken to our eBay page! http://www.ebay.com/itm/251593397621?item=251593397621&viewitem=&vxp=mtr Hopefully you learned something, and as always, keep Boosting! Disclaimer: Due to factors beyond the control of Budget Boosting, I cannot guarantee against improper use or unauthorized modifications of this information. Budget Boosting assumes no liability for property damage or injury incurred as a result of any of the information contained in this video. Use this information at your own risk. Budget Boosting recommends safe practices when working on vehicles and or with tools seen or implied in this video. Due to factors beyond the control of Budget Boosting, no information contained in this video shall create any expressed or implied warranty or guarantee of any particular result. Any injury, damage, or loss that may result from improper use of these tools, equipment, or from the information contained in this video is the sole responsibility of the user and not Budget Boosting.




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