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Following my recent discovery that I had a leak from the rear crank seal, I've had the engine out this morning to find a deep grove worn in the crank rear main end, where it seems that the seal has worn into the metal.
sat the new seal alittle further back into the crank but after reinstalling the engine it still leaks like [email protected]@k
Spoken to a local engineering company who say they have had a 'shim' made in the past to shroud the rear main end and form a seal.
Anyone else heard of this before? what are my best options? go for the shroud? or new crank?
who's best to speak to about this?

thanks guys

edited to say standard VX XE 2.0l on carbs,
 

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if you are on about the big seal at the flywheel end, then new crank is the best way. i presume this shim they are on about is the same size as the seal, and just spaces it out from the crank/block slightly so it runs on fresh metal, proud of the orignal groove.

if you are on about the small seal at the oil pump, just reverse the thrust ring.
 
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