How To Fit Crankshaft Rope Seals

Best method to prevent them leaking!

Leaking crankshaft seals is a common fault on many tractors. Here we look at how to replace the seals.

This short video clip is taken from our MF35 (3A.152) Engine Rebuild Video.

The right technique, some knowledge, and a bit of care will ensure you fix this problem.

You may be doing this as a stand-alone repair, or whilst undertaking a full engine rebuild.

Your Instructor

Ian Ridsdale
Ian Ridsdale

With over 30 years experience repairing tractors, Ian is the head mechanic at Vintage Tractor Engineer.

Thousands of people have watched Ian's tractor maintenance videos. He's now one of the most well known tractor mechanics across the world.

Usually found in the workshop rebuilding engines, refurbishing hydraulic systems, finding electrical faults, doing brakes, clutches, wheel bearings, axles, differentials, gearboxes, fuel injection pumps, diagnosing problems.

Ian's top tip!...

"Don't rush, take your time and THINK ABOUT IT. If you understand how a mechanical system works then you can usually diagnose the fault."

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