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Re: Perkins 4.108M DIY Rebuild -- A Narrative

Originally Posted by PorFin View Post
Thought I'd pass along a little news:

- My shipment from the UK arrived today ("improved" rear main seal and new Bowman end caps.)
- Also got a call from the diesel shop, seems my injector pump is ready for parole and re-entry to society (I'll pick it u[ tomorrow.)

So, all things considered I should be able to resume the narrative pretty soon!
Can you tell me about the new and Improved rear main seal?This project is looming in the next 6 weeks...need the real skinny!

Question, when installing the rear main seal does it go in dry or do you soak it in engine oil first? The scuttlebutt has it that if dry the seal tends to glaze and then leak quicker. Any opinions on this one?

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