Exclusive from Mini Mania! For your 1098cc Morris Minor or Sprite and Midget.
If you are tired of dripping oil onto your driveway and clutch, this crankshaft rear seal kit is the real thing. It allows you to replace the scroll seal with a real rubber seal! A special aluminum casting bolts right on to the block with no fabrication required. RIC778 (1098cc), Replacement seals only are available as RIC778/S.
The stock factory engine uses a 'scroll seal' which is not really a seal at all but simply a technique to try to keep the oil from not getting out from a rotating surface. There is no maintenance possible on the stock set up as it actually is a metal to metal system with no replacable parts involved. As it wears the engine simply leaks! This video was done on a 1275cc engine, but the installation is the same.
Crankshaft oil seal adapter. Fitting Instructions 1300 engine: Midget/Sprite Part No. RIC777Remove the flywheel, back plate and the half round cover above the rear main bearing cap. Carefully lean up the rear block face adjacent to the main bearing cap (fig 1), removing all traces of the gasket ...