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    So I installed a new front seal on my father in laws bbc and it is still leaking. I pulled the balancer back off and slipped a new seal over the balancer and it seems to fit loose. About the same as the one I pulled off actually. Do they make a slightly smaller seal? or ??? I would hate to put it all back together and have it leak again. Any suggestions would be great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LicktySplitJr View Post
    So I installed a new front seal on my father in laws bbc and it is still leaking. I pulled the balancer back off and slipped a new seal over the balancer and it seems to fit loose. About the same as the one I pulled off actually. Do they make a slightly smaller seal? or ??? I would hate to put it all back together and have it leak again. Any suggestions would be great.
    With some timing seal kits, you get a sleeve that fits over the balancer , just tap it on gently and it will make the seal fit a little tighter ...

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    The balancer looks like it may already have that on it. Could the smoothness of that be part of the problem?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LicktySplitJr View Post
    The balancer looks like it may already have that on it. Could the smoothness of that be part of the problem?
    No , the smoothness shouldn't be a problem , but it should fit tight , especially
    if it has a sleeve on already ...try another brand seal

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    Quote Originally Posted by HALLETT BOY View Post
    No , the smoothness shouldn't be a problem , but it should fit tight , especially
    if it has a sleeve on already ...try another brand seal
    This is my next step, I may also try a different sleeve.

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    sounds like the wrong seal, check out a national oil seal, and take the balancer with you to the parts store,should be a nice snug fit and should be a double lip seal. i found the same type seal problems where they were loose on the balancer. best of luck.

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    Is it a Fel-Pro. I have had several customers have leaking front seals. Apparently Fel-Pro has changed vendors. Go to your local NAPA store and get one. Pull out of the box and on the rubber part in VERY SMALL letter should be NOK. These are the good seals.
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    It is a fel-pro, I will be heading to Napa today to try all of their seals. The NOK is on a fel-pro? I will also look for a national oil seal.

    Thanks guys!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LicktySplitJr View Post
    It is a fel-pro, I will be heading to Napa today to try all of their seals. The NOK is on a fel-pro? I will also look for a national oil seal.

    Thanks guys!
    NOK is Felpro's old supplier. . . that is what you want. . .NOK makes the best.
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