When installing rear main seal, which way does the seal go in? &Metal ring hole down?

Posted by 95EclipseGST, Nov 16, 2009
Newbie Forum - Beginner/newbie/general DSM modification questions. First mods, how to run 10's when you haven't run 12's yet, any tech question that doesn't fit in another tech forum. Probationary Members must limit their tech posts to this forum and sub-forums.

  1. 95EclipseGST

    95EclipseGST Proven Member

    Classifieds Rating:
    100%
    DSM Profiles:
    1
    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2002
    Posts:
    384
    Likes Received:
    0
    Kansas City, Missouri
    I read about installing rear main seal but couldnt find which way it says it goes in? when putting the main seal into the housing, should the part with the ring with the hole, be facing me when pressing it in? I later read about a thin film of black rtv, but i heated the housing up and dropped the seal in, it seems like it went in nice and tight after it cooled off. I just have to make sure i dropped it in the right way. Im guessing the metal ring with the hole goes in with the hole toward the ground? Does the rear main seal gasket need RTV or copper spray on it before install? Thank you

    forgot to attach a pic.

    Attached Files:

    #1
  2. blcknspo0ln

    blcknspo0ln DSM Wiseman

    Classifieds Rating:
    100%
    DSM Profiles:
    1
    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2003
    Posts:
    5,435
    Likes Received:
    66
    Central, New_Jersey
    5th picture in shows how it should be.

    http://www.dsmtuners.com/forums/151343254-post8.html

    I used copper spray in my build, as I do with all of my gaskets. Technically, though, it should seal just fine dry.
    #2
  3. dacowgod

    dacowgod Freelancer

    Classifieds Rating:
    100%
    DSM Profiles:
    1
    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2006
    Posts:
    236
    Likes Received:
    13
    Morgantown, West_Virginia
    Wheres the rear main retainer ring in that pic #5???
    #3
  4. GsxEcutioner

    GsxEcutioner Proven Member

    Classifieds Rating:
    100%
    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2007
    Posts:
    666
    Likes Received:
    1
    San Bruno, California
    i didnt put the ring in mine
    #4
  5. 95EclipseGST

    95EclipseGST Proven Member

    Classifieds Rating:
    100%
    DSM Profiles:
    1
    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2002
    Posts:
    384
    Likes Received:
    0
    Kansas City, Missouri
    I just bought a new main seal "ring", so does the ring install with the hole facing downwards? The ring seems like it doesnt press into place and just kinda sits in there.
    #5
  6. LTUSPE

    LTUSPE Proven Member

    Classifieds Rating:
    50%
    DSM Profiles:
    1
    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2003
    Posts:
    212
    Likes Received:
    1
    Raleigh/Durham, North_Carolina
    Yes, the oil separator ring has the oil hole towards the bottom.
    #6

Share This Page