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"Stop leak" for rear main seal?

My rear main seal is leaking. Not very bad at all, I've had the jeep about a month or so and haven't done an oil change yet and it's still at the full mark so it's not a big leak.I heard its not really worth replacing the seal unless its really bad or if your doing an overhaul.. So I figured some kind of stop leak would be better than nothing. Any brands I should try? I heard Lucas was good?
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Re: "Stop leak" for rear main seal?

I don't know exactly what stop leak does, but I would either ignore it or replace the main seal. It's not a hard job at all, just MESSY.
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Old 12-20-2012, 10:42 PM
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Re: "Stop leak" for rear main seal?

The guy at o'reillys said that stop leak helps expand any seals or gaskets causing the liquid to less likely be able to excape or "leak". I dot have the tools nor the proper area to do this kind of job so if I do run across somewhere that can do it for a reasonable price, then I will do so. As for now, ill just keep an eye On The oil level and fill as needed.

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Old 12-23-2012, 01:06 AM
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Re: "Stop leak" for rear main seal?

Do you know its the rear main?

Rear of Valve cover gasket will do the same thing if it's bad Pretty common on the 4.0L $40 fix
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Old 12-23-2012, 08:03 AM
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Re: "Stop leak" for rear main seal?

No I'm not completely sure but I went out there yesterday and did an oil change and cleaned everything pretty good under there so I can see where the leak comes from.
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Re: "Stop leak" for rear main seal?

It doesnt "expand" your gaskets and seals. Its goopy crap that clogs the leak itself and is something you'll never get all the way out of your motor. I would add a quart a day before putting that stuff in. I doubt it would even work. Now go back and punch that guy in the parts store in the head! Just kidding but yeah I wouldnt trust anything they say about "off the shelf fixes" if it were that easy there wouldnt be mechanics.

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Re: "Stop leak" for rear main seal?

did my rear main about 3 times..........therers no telling if it will leak once youve changed the seal.. mine leaked just a little bit so i kept doin it again with the same results. after that i used a qt of lucaas oil which didnt do anything. so i drained all oil put new highmilage oil in and 1 qt of TX7. no leak been a year and a half. Just every oil chnage dump 1 qt of Tx7. you will be amazed. it also made my knock go away. i have 200000 miles on my wj. runs great never had a problem with engine.
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Re: "Stop leak" for rear main seal?

TX7 by Polydyn
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Re: "Stop leak" for rear main seal?

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so i drained all oil put new highmilage oil in
you made a good point. I switched to a "high mileage" oil when my RAM started burning oil, cut the amount it burned by 50% when I switched.

perhaps a high mileage oil can help with the rear main leak as well.
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Re: "Stop leak" for rear main seal?

Thanks for the feedback guys. I switched over to high mileage oil, valvoline max life 10w30 and ill check out that tx7. So we'll see how it works.
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Re: "Stop leak" for rear main seal?

That tx7 is 60 weight (per link). Reminds me of the old STP in the open top can. It looked like syrup when poured out.
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Re: "Stop leak" for rear main seal?

believe it or not i run valoline maxlife 10w-40 with the tx7. been doin it for awhile now.
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