Transaxle Gasket And Oil 2 For Wheeler
Posted August 11, 2012 - 08:28 PM
I'm going to split the cases on my 5756 and replace the axle seals. I'll have to make a new gasket and was wondering what type/thickness gasket material I should get for it. Also, what is the recommended oil for the tranny? Thanks!
Posted August 11, 2012 - 11:08 PM
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Posted August 12, 2012 - 11:28 AM
Ithought I would just see what the old material looked like after I got the diff. apart. If it's thin I'm going to use a heavy poster board and if it looks thicker I'm going to use a thin cork. I found some in the shelving dept. at Lowe's that is wide enough. After I replace the seals I'm going to coat the small half of the diff. with seal-tex and lay it down on the material to dry while I trim around the outside and after it sets a bit I'll trim out the inside and open up the bolt holes. Now I think that will be easier than trying to trace one out from the old seal but I'm open to any ideas from anybody else so help me out people if I'm wrong. Once all this is done I would stick with the 30 weight oil since that is what it calls for. Good luck and keep me posted on your progress.
Posted August 12, 2012 - 11:45 AM
I had hoped to replace the seals from the outside but, they're just too stout to get out like that.
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Posted August 12, 2012 - 12:38 PM
You could lay your material on the case and lightly tap around a bolt hole with a small ball peen hammer to cut it out then put in a bolt
in for alignment. Then stretch the material out good and do the same on another one. Work your way around. The sharp edge of the case should do the cutting. Then go around the inner and outer edges to completely cut it out.
Posted August 13, 2012 - 06:35 AM
If I did split the case, I would re-seal it with RTV silicone and avoid the trouble of making a gasket.
Posted August 13, 2012 - 08:27 PM
that must have worked for you. I would like to try that since I'm short on space and time, otherwise I'd split the cases just to be sure all is clean And good. Thanks!
Posted August 14, 2012 - 09:24 PM
1) Any one have a part number or source for the seals and
2) does the right side of my 601 Suburban use the same seal as my 597 amd 100 walk behinds?
Posted August 15, 2012 - 03:30 AM
CR11223 - axle - 2 -/- CR7513 - Clutch - 1
Also, you can clean off the seals that are in it and you should see a number that can be crossed referenced. They're probably National brand seals. Your new ones probably won't look like the originals.
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Posted August 16, 2012 - 01:52 AM
I'll put them in the file , seal replacement looks like a good project for thei winter!