I know some of you watch the forum even if you don't post much, so I thought I'd share what I found inside my rear axle housings.
I don't know how long ago these were installed, but the spiral-grooved thrust washers I found in there tell me it's been awhile. I don't know if the problem of separating seals has been solved. Maybe you guys were aware of this years ago and the product has been fixed since these were installed.
I assumed that the neoprene seals made the Giant Felt Things unnecessary. But this was in the right housing, which wasn't leaking any oil. The left side didn't have one of these, and was. So maybe it's a good idea to use both neoprene and felt. I don't suppose it would hurt.
That felt looks just like a fur ball my cat hacked up last week.
The old felt washers worked quite well. The last ones I bought were not as good and disintegrated before I could get them into the housing.
The neoprene seal looks like the older style same kind that I yanked out of my leaker.
Bump. Any parts dealers see this? Any dealer comments on the current seals?
Have run into those non-stick inner seals too, was several years ago. If I recall the parts came from Snyder's were the stick on tape version. If the correct adhesives are used, metal to rubber usually holds well.....but these old ones do not hold well. One little pull and the rubber comes off and will never stick again.
No dealer name or mfg on package, but believe these came from Snyder's
As for the correct ones, the pair on the right, with shiny plated washer are secured well, these came from Chaffins.
Now don't know how to tell them apart other than fine inspection, the Chaffins on the right have distinctive narrow bead on the rubber nose, and have shiny metal washer.
Best quality on the right, from Chaffins.
A old time T friend taught me to use these furnace oil felt filters. He he had a friend who saved used ones for him so his were free. But I have got them on the net for a couple bucks a set. The work much better than what the vendors are selling in my estimation.
Don't know for sure but this seal may be from Mac's. They copied my seal some time back but I have not seen one.Have had few problems with our seals. Please let us know if you do have a problem. We make every effort to make quality parts.
Jay that poor cat must've just about chocked to death hacking it up!! LOL
Hope you sang "Soft Kitty" to him.
Steve, I had two of those seals fail. After soaking my right rear finder twice with oil I shoved in a couple felts. Never has leaked again.