Getting ready to take care of that leaking rear end on drivers side it leaks on to the wood spokes .Now when i get the bearing sleeve out is there a felt gasket that i'll have to remove before i can install the neopream seal?
Tim, I don't know what most people do, but I clean that edge where the sleeve would bottom out at with a degreaser and put a small bead of silicone on this edge and after cleaning the sleeve, I shove it back in with the silicone still wet. That seals the seal to the housing.
The sleeve sticks out of the housing a slight bit (the thickness of the seal).
The dust cover has a felt seal in it and there is usually enough space to just leave it in place. If the car has been run with the wheel loose on the axle, you may find that the wheel will hit the dust cover with it sticking out that slight bit more. An axle shim could be used to bring it back out.
Inside the houseing,behind the sleeve there will be a old seal,how you git it out with the axle still in there,I dont know.
I know I'm a jerk for writing this, but it's "neopreNe". Just a peave of mine, please forgive me.
Tim -- There will be some sort of seal (felt, leather, or something else) on the inside of the sleeve. You must get it out, but I don't know how to do that without separating the housings. After you install the new neoprene seal in its place, the sleeve should end up flush with the housing, not extending past it.
So can it be done,can the old seals be removed?has anybody had success removing the seals with the axels in place?
Tim,if you encounter an old felt seal,you could always drive it further in on the axle as it won't hurt anything. If you find the later leather/steel washer seal,it will have to come out. I ust a stiff hook to remove those kind of things. Good luck.
If you want a more permanent solution to the problem, call John Stotlz and get a set of "type 1" bearings from him. www.modeltranch.com page 7 in his online catalog. I've used many of these, no leaks. There is an easy trick to putting them in, I'll let him tell you about it.
If you want to remove the old seals, you can make a very stiff hook (or two) and fish them out.
Jerry, that's spelled "peeve". Couldn't resist. John
John, that's hilarious!!! Thanks for pointing that out.
(By the way, I looked in the dictionary to double check the spelling of "hilarious")
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David,it is nice to be able to read a intire paragraph on here now.Thanks! :>)
Honestly,it is funny how when I got that in a email a couple weeks ago I literally didnt miss a beat reading thru it and didnt relize the point till I looked back over it.