GASKET CRANK SEAL REATAINER / 70-31531-10
A retainer crank seal gasket is a component used in automotive engines to seal the crankshaft at the rear of the engine. The gasket is typically made of a rubber or silicone material and is placed between the engine block and the retainer, which holds the crankshaft in place. The primary purpose of the retainer crank seal gasket is to prevent oil leaks from the rear of the engine where the crankshaft exits the engine block. It helps maintain proper lubrication of the engine and prevents oil from leaking onto other components. To replace the retainer crank seal gasket, you will need to remove the retainer itself. This usually involves removing bolts or fasteners that secure the retainer to the engine block. Carefully detach the retainer, taking note of any additional components or sensors that may be attached to it. Once the retainer is removed, inspect the old gasket for signs of wear, damage, or deterioration. It’s recommended to replace the gasket whenever you remove the retainer to ensure a proper seal and prevent future leaks. Clean the mating surfaces of the engine block and the retainer thoroughly to remove any old gasket material or debris. Use a suitable solvent or gasket remover to ensure a clean and smooth surface. Place the new retainer crank seal gasket onto the engine block, ensuring proper alignment with the crankshaft opening. Carefully reinstall the retainer, aligning it with the gasket and engine block. Tighten the bolts or fasteners to the manufacturer’s specified torque settings. Once the retainer is securely reinstalled, start the engine and visually inspect the rear of the engine for any signs of oil leakage. If the gasket is properly installed, it should provide an effective seal, and there should be no visible oil leaks. It’s important to consult your vehicle’s service manual or seek professional assistance if you’re unfamiliar with the specific steps or torque specifications for your particular vehicle model. Following the manufacturer’s guidelines ensures proper installation and helps maintain the integrity of the seal.
- Other Names: Retainer Gasket, Gasket Asbestos Free 118523
- Sold In Quantity:1
- Condition: NEW
- BRAND : VICTOR REINZ
SUITABLE FOR BMW MODELS