92 Civic Front Crank Seal

Discussion in 'Civic' started by Jasper, Feb 5, 2006.

  1. Jasper

    Jasper Guest

    I replaced the timing belt and water pump 23K ago. The front crank seal
    started to leak 10K ago. Should I wait until the timing belt has 50K on it
    to go in and replace all three at the same time.
    Jasper, Feb 5, 2006
  2. My concern is that the front seal is in a marvelous position to get oil on
    the inside surface of the timing belt, which could deteriorate it
    prematurely. Afraid the safe thing to do is to replace the seal and belt
    soon... the pump should make it to the next belt change just fine.

    Michael Pardee, Feb 6, 2006
  3. Jasper

    jim beam Guest

    what brand oil are you using? some brands are awful for leaks, some
    excellent. if a change of brand fixes the problem as it did for me, you
    won't need to change anything.
    jim beam, Feb 6, 2006
  4. Jasper

    Jasper Guest

    I just change from penzoil 5w-30 to valvoline maxlife syn 5w-30.
    Jasper, Feb 7, 2006
  5. Jasper

    Jasper Guest

    Is this something I should try or take it to a pro.
    Jasper, Feb 7, 2006
  6. Jasper

    Elle Guest

    You switched from conventional oil to synthetic, and the front seal starts
    leaking? That sucks eggs.

    From my reading synthetic is said to possibly be behind such leaks. Leak
    incidence after switching to synthetic is rare. Though this could just be a
    coincidence. Can't say, Still, it buttresses my decision not to switch my 91
    Civic to synthetic oil.

    If you can change the timing belt, you can change the seal. Though Jim's
    suggestion sounds worth trying.

    Post back if you want tips on the seal. A guy named Eric walked me through
    dealing with this seal a couple or so years ago, and I know where this is in
    the archive.

    Are you certain the leak is at the seal, and not, say dripping down the
    engine's sides from a failed valve cover gasket?
    Elle, Feb 7, 2006
  7. Jasper

    Jasper Guest

    No...the leak began awhile ago...just changed to synthetic last week...the
    drip is only coming off the front above the oil pan mating surface...the oil
    pan and valve cover are leak free.
    Jasper, Feb 7, 2006
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