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Re: Earl Brown! Rear Main Seal Install
« Reply #30 on: July 24 2019, 01:46:27 PM »
for woman-kind, perhaps
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Re: Earl Brown! Rear Main Seal Install
« Reply #31 on: July 24 2019, 04:45:53 PM »
Drip lip was it was the small  leap forward


I'm amazed that thing is an actual thing that sells.  His fillers are pretty sweet, but that drip lip is just silly.


It would literally be less trouble to wipe off the garage floor than it would to get under the car to change its tampon.
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Re: Earl Brown! Rear Main Seal Install
« Reply #32 on: July 24 2019, 06:15:27 PM »
Maybe for those that don't drive their cars and their wives complain about oil spots?

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Re: Earl Brown! Rear Main Seal Install
« Reply #33 on: July 24 2019, 06:56:40 PM »




...and if the car doesn't move, how can the wife bitch about oil spots in ''her garage''?


  Still amazed it made it to market.     Kinda makes me wonder how many goofy ideas I've shelved that were viable.
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Re: Earl Brown! Rear Main Seal Install
« Reply #34 on: July 24 2019, 10:08:46 PM »
Quite a few, I would suspect.... :rock:
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Re: Earl Brown! Rear Main Seal Install
« Reply #35 on: July 24 2019, 11:06:42 PM »
tell her, "back to the kitchen with yee", I'll worry about the vehicles, driveway and garage.
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Re: Earl Brown! Rear Main Seal Install
« Reply #36 on: July 25 2019, 08:53:41 PM »
Give us a video on just how well that works, Rich! :cheers:
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Re: Earl Brown! Rear Main Seal Install
« Reply #37 on: July 25 2019, 09:43:25 PM »
I was telling him to try, i'm not near brave enough to try that here.
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Re: Earl Brown! Rear Main Seal Install
« Reply #38 on: July 26 2019, 09:34:57 AM »
I hadn't heard of this "drip lip" thingy yet, so I had to go see what it's about. Lol.


How are you going to know if there is oil in your Buick if it's not leaking....


It's part of what these cars are -  sure you can seal them up for awhile, but eventually it'll leak again.
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Re: Earl Brown! Rear Main Seal Install
« Reply #39 on: July 26 2019, 03:40:39 PM »
Its a fiberglass torque converter cover that has a pocket for a paper towel on the bottom.

I guess if you really wanted to give one a test whirl, you could roll up a paper towel and stuff it in the drain hole on the factory unit.


...unless you're like me and didn't bother to reinstall the cover  :)
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Re: Earl Brown! Rear Main Seal Install
« Reply #40 on: July 26 2019, 05:24:03 PM »
I was going to put a petcock in the bottom of the cover and just drain it now and again
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Re: Earl Brown! Rear Main Seal Install
« Reply #41 on: July 27 2019, 11:36:02 AM »
...unless you're like me and didn't bother to reinstall the cover  :)
I did not bother to do that! :icon_smile:

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Re: Earl Brown! Rear Main Seal Install
« Reply #42 on: July 28 2019, 05:11:38 PM »
I was going to put a petcock in the bottom of the cover and just drain it now and again

Back in '98 when I first bought my GN, I took a tapered socket that wouldn't pass through that hole and flared it downwards.    That way the oil droplets wouldn't hang around, they go ahead and drip out.


    Now I have a GN that doesn't leak oil.  (and no idea where my TC cover is at)
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