Ford Muscle Cars Tech Forum banner
1 - 13 of 13 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,413 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
i forgot to put sealant on the flexplate bolts, should i expect a leak? i got em on there tight, sorta too late to turn back now. i have it all bolted together 5.0/c4. and i had to sneak it in there cause the manager said no more big jobs on your cars ok!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,311 Posts
hmmm thats a tough one.
I had no experiance of wether or not to do it, but i did it anyways on my 302 just in case.
I had the same problem here at my apartment. but maybe it will be ok for now. And later in the year you might sneak the tranny away from the engine without pulling the whole thing down.And just remove one bolt at a time and seal it up.
Good luck!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,413 Posts
Discussion Starter · #5 ·
not sure, its a 5.0 ho, is it bad that theres no loctite in there either?

_________________
66 FAIRLANE 500 2dr. hardtop

<font size=-1>[ This Message was edited by: trukstopcowboy on 2/22/06 8:22pm ]</font>
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,425 Posts
Maybe I'm missing something here

The flexplate bolts to the crank right...
Doesn't the flange that the plate bolts to stick OUT of the block
and the baren and seal are behind that?? Maybe this is something to the small blocks?? I know on my 460 and my 200, and 170 L6's the fly wheel bolts to the crank and the part it bolts to is way from the block by 1/2" atleast...and doesn't need sealed as its not in the block??
tim
 

·
Banned
Joined
·
2,833 Posts
Locktite would be the only think you might need on them. Most of the time not even that. That's what a torgue spec is for. The bolt holes are outside of the block and away from oil. The rearmain cap is where the seal is at with the block plate there also.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
840 Posts
No the bolt holes go right into the block. If you removed the main seal on a 5.0 and took out a bolt you could drop little ball bearings right thru the hole in the main cap into the oil pan. There is oil pressure right there from the rear main bearing. If there is enough pressure to pump oil thru a bad rear main seal there is also a change oil could leak from a non sealed bolt. It says right in the haynes manual to use ford sealant with teflon or equivalant on the bolt threads.

_________________
Tony McC


<font size=-1>[ This Message was edited by: gorgan1314 on 2/23/06 3:37am ]</font>
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,155 Posts
Here's the post you are looking for... I forgot to put loctite or any kind of sealant on those bolts during my last engine build (2 years ago). It was a flywheel, but the same deal (holes go all the way through). When I took it apart to put that engine back on the stand a few months ago, there was a tiny hint of seepage... a very tiny hint. Nothing that would sling around and get on the clutch (in my case).
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,155 Posts
I used loc-tite this time around, too... but they weren't loose, nor were they leaking (other than that tiny hint) after 2 years of use. And I would think (I really don't know) that a flywheel would get abused more than a flexplate.
 
1 - 13 of 13 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top