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How tricky is this? Doesn't look all that hard just time consuming.

U am planning on doing this in a couple weeks cause I have a slight oil leak that looks to be coming from right under the water pump and options. I firgue while I'm in there I'll do the swap from orange coolant to green.

So, anyone changed these seals and how long did it take? I'll have a whole weekend to do it.
 

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Changing the opti and seals is not a difficult job. Be sure to index the keyway on the opti to the keyway on the cam gear. shbox.com has a pic. On the seal, make sure you don't damage the seal on the splines of the water pump shaft.

While in there, make sure you water pump is in prime condition or replace it. Drive a plastic tee fitting into weep hole of wp, install tubing, route tubing away from opti. That way if seal fails on wp, opti won't get a bath.
 

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The most trouble I had was getting the seal for the waterpump shaft into the timing cover till I figured out to polish up the coupler for the waterpump with some sand paper then grease the coupler up a little and slide the seal onto it then spline it on and install the seal with a deep socket this helps keep the seal straight so you can drive it in
 

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then grease the coupler up a little and slide the seal onto it then spline it on and install the seal with a deep socket this helps keep the seal straight so you can drive it in
the WP drive and Opti seals install "dry" no grease. Crank seal you can grease
 

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Ballss I don't want to be an asshole but the guy in shoeboxes link put a light film of engine oil on his seal before installing. Either way there is an easy way to install it and the other way that guarantees you will tear it up
 
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