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post #1 of 7 Old 11-30-2006, 02:25 PM Thread Starter
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Change a perfectly good RMS when I change the clutch?

So my baby needs a new throwout bearing and tranny input shaft. I have about 115k on her now, and I figured I'd put a new clutch in there along with the other 2 items. I'm wondering if I should go about changing the rear main seal as preventative maintenance, sort of "while I'm in there." I don't know how often they start leaking on the 2.5s, but I haven't noticed any leaks from there yet. Whatcha think? The toughest thing I've done so far is replace the exhaust manifold.


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post #2 of 7 Old 11-30-2006, 02:30 PM
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I'm not sure about the 4 bangers, but you can do a RMS on a 4.2 from the oil pan. If you can do the 4 cyl as well from there, I'd say let it ride. If you can't do it from the oil pan on the 4, the I think the whole. "ounce of prevention vs. pound of cure" thing applies.
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Yeah, it's not the same on the 2.5. I always say that if it's a five buck part that wears and that is hard to get to, and you are looking right at it, change it.

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Yeah, it's not the same on the 2.5.

Then definitely change it while you're there.
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So my baby needs a new throwout bearing and tranny input shaft. I have about 115k on her now, and I figured I'd put a new clutch in there along with the other 2 items. I'm wondering if I should go about changing the rear main seal as preventative maintenance, sort of "while I'm in there." I don't know how often they start leaking on the 2.5s, but I haven't noticed any leaks from there yet. Whatcha think? The toughest thing I've done so far is replace the exhaust manifold.
115k, that's amazing! My new engine didn't even go 1k before RMS went. Couse, I is was covered under waranty......






And so was the valve cover gasket, the head gasket, the dirty injectors, and the o2 sensor

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If you decide to replace the rear main, be sure to pick up new flywheel bolts.
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post #7 of 7 Old 11-30-2006, 05:01 PM Thread Starter
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hmmm thanks for the advice guys. looks like i'll be changing it. just kinda scared to turn a perfectly good rms into a leaky one.

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