Housing grease hole
Does not line up when fully inserted.
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Are you sure you have the correct one? The slot should be at the bottom when the hole is at the rear. There are separate left and right versions. Never had one that didn't fit.
The grease hole on my sleeve did not line up directly but there was still a small opening and it works fine.
If there is no opening, either it is the wrong side or a defective after market part. If defective, you could likely cut a new opening with a carbide drill/tool.
Tony: As I said only about 1/3 of the hole is showing! I matched the new one with the old one, so I know I did not pick the wrong one
If you put in the new neoprene grease seal you have to grind off some of the end of your race. Other wise not only will your grease holes be off but so will the alignment dimple. The race will also stick out from the housing.
Jim Thode is correct you only need part of the grease hole to be open for the grease to go in. If your alignment dimple is OK and the race does not stick out your good to go.
By the way that has to be the inside end that you will have to grind off if you use the new neoprene grease seal. I really like those seals they work better than the old felt ones and are a lot easier to install.
I just reread your post and I see that you have 1/3 of the hole showing. Thats plenty, just make sure your dimple is OK and the outer end of the race does not stick out.
Dave: Thank you for your post. Yes the DIMPLE is in the hole as needed. The grease hole is only about 1/3 open. So I guess it is a go for it.
Think of it like squeezing toothpaste out of it's tube. Look at the opening and squeeze a bit out, wipe it off, put a finger over the opening so that only about 1/3 is showing, now squeeze some out. Still comes out, maybe just a little slower and it may take a bit harder squeezing to get it out, but it comes out.