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Busy refitting my crankshaft in 200TDI engine made up some guides for T seals and eventually got third set to go in with no apparent damage , but one side is protruding more than other will this be ok?

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Tried shining light on vertical joint and no light getting through anywhere.

Doug

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Did you put them in dry? I've put mine in with some silicon sealant down the outside to both act as lubricant while sliding it in and then to seal it when it dries.

You have to cut the top off anyway but you may find that if it shrinks down too far you will get a leak. While it's in this state of reassembly I would just make sure you're happy with it before you put it all back together, just in case. You can do it when it's in the car but it's a bit of a faff.

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For A-series sump seals you leave them about 5mm proud of the surface, that way they squash their way down when put the sump on, suspect of you read the manual there will be a similar thing here.

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Iirc when I rebuilt my 200 it's suggested to cut the seals proud of the surface by around 1mm or the thickness of a washer... I put a bit of engine oil on them to help them in.

Richard at Wards told me he assembles the engine without the seals and then fills the gap with RTV.. Mainly for speed.

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Cheers lads had lubricated them to help them slide in , left it overnight in case of shrinkage have now cut them off approx 0.8m above surface as per manual.

Will coat the bearing cap vertical joints with some sealant when I fit the Flywheel housing and its associated gasket.

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