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18:23:14 Mon
Dec 22 2008

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Porsche 914 2.8 into my 72 bus

I blew the motor in my 72 bus, a 1700cc. I had a 1972 Porsche 914 with a 74 Porsche 914 2.0 motor rebuilt up to a 2.8 in it. Okay, everything worked out good, until we found that the Flywheel from the Porsche was just a little too big for the bus bellhousing. So, we switched to the buses flywheel... but the pilot bearing was trashed, we drove acoss town to get a new one for the bus flywheel, and got home and found it was the one for the Porsche flywheel not the bus. My boyfriend/mechanic took the bus flywheel and had the hole for the pilot bearing drilled out to fit the Porsche pilot bearing. I wasn't too keen on the idea, but I wasn't doing the work. SO, with that said... what's done is done. Now the flywheel seal has been leaking. we reused the seal from the Porsche. It leaks, then it stops for a few days, then it starts leaking again. I went and bought both flywheel seals: one for a Porsche 914 2.0 motor and one for a 72 bus 1700 cc motor. The difference in size is only .002 of an inch or something. the VW one being the bigger one. Anybody have any suggestions about how to stop the leaking? Other than the leak, my old bus runs like a million bucks. thanks for your time.
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