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Which seal is best ?


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I got to change the rear crankshaft oil seal on my 2a with a 15j engine in and was wondering which make of seal is best ? my local man has Doulty and OE in stock .Now i assume OE is the same as genuine but without the Land Rover packaging but not costing as much ,am i right ?

He also said that the doulty is a rubber seal and the Oe is a metal seal .

So which one is best ?

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Dowty is the original manufactures spec & supply, its a metal case with a hard PTFE lip seal inside. Rubber seals are pattern non OE spec. I had 2 dowty seals fail within a month of each other, the first had no visible damage or reason to be leaking and the 2nd fell out of the flywheel housing!. They had both been fitted to the green bible, i thought sod this for a hobby and fitted a pattern rubber seal which was orange in colour and its been fine for the last 5+ years now.

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Dowty is the original manufactures spec & supply, its a metal case with a hard PTFE lip seal inside. Rubber seals are pattern non OE spec. I had 2 dowty seals fail within a month of each other, the first had no visible damage or reason to be leaking and the 2nd fell out of the flywheel housing!. They had both been fitted to the green bible, i thought sod this for a hobby and fitted a pattern rubber seal which was orange in colour and its been fine for the last 5+ years now.

No way! Amazing! It wasn't an orange "Britpart" seal, was it? That would be ironic!

I wonder was the crankshaft out of spec to the same amount as the pattern part.

G.

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