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Triumph TR6 - Rear Oil Seal Top Bolt

Hey Gang,

I'v begun the long process of putting my car back together after 1 year of collecting parts etc.

The first thing I did was make a mistake and now would like some advice from the more experienced members. This is an obscure but seemingly important detail that wasn't even discussed in the Haynes manual!

Following is the thread I posted on the 6-Pack board:

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On Mon, 17 Mar 2003, John Parfitt wrote:

> On the weekend I installed a new rear oil seal on my TR6 engine. After
> buttoning everything back together I read my "other" manual that says
> to use a copper washer on the top bolt "to seal the oil because the bolt
> protrudes all the way into the inside of the block". My Haynes manual
> said nothing of the sort. The previous mechanic didn't use a copper
> washer.
>
> Good grief, do I need to open that back up just for a washer?

This bolt will allow oil to leak.

You would be better off to do this job right.

> Any advice would be much appreciated.

When you are working on your car, take the TRF blue parts book and identify every part on every system you are working on. It's a great resource.

As for the Haynes manual missing important details... well, I'm not a big fan of Haynes for any car, but they do gloss over real important stuff sometimes.

I always use the Bentley manual and I've also been working on TR6's for 30 years (and I've done _everything_ on a TR6 at least once). Trust me - the more manuals to consult, the better.

> John Parfitt
> Calgary, Canada
> 73 TR6

regards,
rml


John Parfitt

Hi John

The copper washer is there. Probably not a good spot to have an oil leak. If you used thread locker or thread sealant on the bolt it may be OK but I am guessing it would be easier to take it apart now than have to do it after a 1000k.

Bill
Bill Brayford

I did the right thing for the sake of a little copper washer:

1. Remove transmission
2. Remove clutch
3. Remove Flywheel
4. Remove Endplate
5. Add the bloody little washer and thread lock.

BUT WHY WOULD THE BLOODY BRITISH DRILL A HOLE THROUGH THE BLOCK ON THE TOP BOLT. Good grief.

AND WHY DOESN'T HAYNES SAY ANYTHING ABOUT THAT LITTLE ISSUE.

But I do love British Cars...
JP
John Parfitt

You forgot to mention the 4 thousand to many fine thread nuts and bolts holding the whole works together. I think they were in cahoots with the air tool people.

Bill
Bill Brayford

And we always thought the British worker was rebelling against low wages and long hours when in reality it was the British engineers that were getting back at us. (The British engineers all drink heavily you know...)

JP
John Parfitt

Just FYI, those fine thresd bolts are MUCH stronger. From a British engineer. Peter G
Peter G

All,
The British worker was the finest in the world.
But the Japanese made them smaller and cheaper.
John
JohnD

Hi

PeterG.

Yes they are in steel correctly torqued! I would have to disagree in softer metals. By your present location as compared to ours wrenching on one of the little devils laying on cold cement just makes us sour.:)

JohnD

Without disrespect for my fellow Canadians. My welding/machining/and the basics like how to properly use a file and hone were all taught to me by English tradesmen in Canada 28 years ago. There are none better.

If anyone shows disrespect for British workers just show them a Morgan? I don't think Honda bought them "yet"?

Bill




Bill Brayford

This thread was discussed between 18/03/2003 and 22/03/2003

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