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Old 11-10-2012, 12:32 PM   #12
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Join Date: Jul 2010
Chapter/Region: SWIC
Location: Prescott, AZ
2002 Forester


Originally Posted by JapCarRealGood View Post
Hopefully you got the big METAL (newer style) piston pin access cover,
small O ring seal and not just the rear main seal.
Out of the hundreds of Scoobies that I've owned that leaked from the rear of the block,
95% of them were leaking from the big PLASTIC (old style) piston pin access cover. You should also replace small O ring seal also while you're in there.

Just saw your post. As you can see in the pic below it's metal (yay!). Were you referring to the o-ring seal on the left in this picture?

Would high temp rtv silicone suffice in lieu of replacing seals? I have some and was advised at some point this would be ok, but I'm always open to second opinions. I'm cleaning all of the cv joint grease and ps fluid before reassembly.

Thanks for chiming in, I really appreciate it!
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