Chevy Nova Forum banner
1 - 1 of 1 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
394 Posts
Just did the rear main seal, oil pan, and timing cover in my 230. I did it all with the engine in the car on my back. It went more smoothly than I anticipated but I would strongly recommend doing it now before you install the engine.

My 230 didn’t leak before I pulled it from it’s original car. I had it sitting only 2 years on a stand and when I reinstalled it in my Nova, it leaked and annoyed me to no end.

Rear main was very easy once the pan was off. Remove rear main cap, use small diameter punch to push old main seal out and around through its groove and push new seal in place. Just need to make sure the new seal is installed in the correct orientation. I watched a couple you tube videos and had the shop manual. Only trick is some main seals require some trimming depending on the year and style. The seal came with instructions. Go for it, not hard, not expensive and totally worth a non-leaking engine.
 
1 - 1 of 1 Posts
Top