How to Replace a Rope Seal With Neoprene?

Answer Older vehicles use graphite rope seals as the rear main seal, while newer vehicles employ neoprene rubber. The rear main seal’s basic purpose is to prevent engine oil from escaping between the re... Read More »

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How to Install a Rear Main Rope Seal in a Pontiac?

A rope seal, also known as a wick seal, works by absorbing oil and swelling, thereby making an oil-tight seal against the engine's crankshaft output flange. Over time, the seal can wear and cause e... Read More »

How do I replace a flagpole rope?

Cut the Old RopeTake down any flags on the old rope. Cut the old rope, holding on to the top part so that it does not pull out of your reach.Attach the Old Rope to the New RopeAttach the end of the... Read More »

How to Replace the Rope on a 240 Homelite Chainsaw?

The pull rope on a 240 Homelite chainsaw turns the engine over, which gives it the right amount of compression and fires the spark to start it. When this rope becomes damaged or loosened from the p... Read More »

How to Replace the Pull Rope on a Briggs & Stratton 5 HP?

Briggs & Stratton manufactures engines for a number of lawn and garden tools such as mowers, wood splitters and roto-tillers. The company's 5 HP models come equipped with either a vertical or horiz... Read More »