I've been searching around the boards reviewing other people who have had rear main seal leaks etc and had some questions I hope someone can answer for me.
I seem to have quite the drip after parking the car from driving around the bell housing area. I've seen folks replacing RMS's and also a cam cover gasket as well as the distributor O ring. My question is this engine has sat for probably 8 years before I fixed the car up and got it running again. it doesnt burn oil and runs really good for its age and mileage at 116000 I presume since it only displays 5 places on the odometer lol
. I've checked the oil level and it really doesnt seem to drop hardly at all but yet there is a nice sized spot on the ground after parking.
My question is about this cam seal I've seen posts about. Is this gasket or seal available via autopart stores or stricktly a GM part ? Does the 86 engine have the 1 piece cartridge seal as an RMS also ? I have a 5 speed manual in it and I am kind of dreading pulling the thing but if it has to come out so be it. I just wanted to hear what others think of this and if possible direct me where I can find the cam seal as well. I figure if it is that might as well replace all 3 items if possible and if the auto stores carry it.
I've looked on the back of the engine and seen some oil at the top of the bell housing so it looks like the distributor seal is an issue. I have to dig out a mirror to make sure its not the valve covers but they look in good shape with no leaks on the exhaust.
Does the oilpan actually need to be removed for the RMS on an 86 or just a hammer in seal? The pan itself looks great with no signs of leakage.
Anyway if anyone would care to comment and direct me on where to go for the parts I would be forever in your debt
Thanks to all who helped me getting this thing running after having it sit in a field for 8 years lol as it was given to me for doing some transmission work on other vehicles so it was to good of a deal to pass up for free