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Tubeframe Axle Seal Leak....again!

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#1 68guns OFFLINE  


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Posted July 27, 2014 - 07:29 AM

Hey guys ..I replaced all the oil seals on my G10 back in April and now the left side axle seal is leaking again. Anyone have any ideas why this is happening so soon after new replacement? Just started leaking recently.

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Posted July 27, 2014 - 07:54 AM

If the shaft has any rough spots or burrs that will eat away at the seal.

Did you get a good quality seal? The originals had a heavy duty double lip seal.

I do stock them if needed.

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Posted July 27, 2014 - 03:20 PM

Not sure what the insides look like on those rear axles but if the bearings are worn it can cause the seals to leak. Likewise if there is a lot of axle end play for some reason. 

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Posted July 27, 2014 - 04:58 PM

Be very careful not to damage the seal lips on the shaft threads.  I usually don't have the right diameter seal installer, so I use a rolled up piece of thin (.002" or .oo3") shim stock.  Roll the shim stock on itself to make a cylinder. Make sure there are no exposed sharp edges on the shim stock edges.  Insert the rolled up shim stock into the seal, then carefully allow the shim stock to expand inside the seal until it fits over the threaded portion of the shaft.  Slide the shim stock with seal until the seal itself can be slide onto the smooth diameter of the shaft where the seal normally rides.  The seal should not leak because of installation problems.

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Posted July 27, 2014 - 06:12 PM

If the seal was not seated completely it could be sitting in there slightly crooked.That will wear a seal out really quick.