Originally Posted by Frank06
+1 Now's the time! It's easy to pop the cases apart and send the crank off for rebuild. Well worth the time/money. The last thing you want to have happen is to get the engine reinstalled in a nicely painted frame and find it doesn't run well and have to yank it out again.
Don't ask how I know...
Somebody educate me on crank seal significance. I heard my seller speak of crankcase sealing, but I didn't understand him. He was probably refering to this item. Can they go bad, sitting up in the engine in clean oil?
Thanks to all for the suggestions. I'm the blind leading the ignorant when it comes to mechanical expertise. But I try to listen....