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#1 Greasy6020 OFFLINE  

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Posted May 27, 2016 - 03:34 PM

So I'm in the position that I need to make axle seals for my Moto Mower 6020

My dad said I could use cardboard to sop up the oil, to make a barrier for stopping more oil.

Would this work?

He also said I could make some out of some rubber stuff he has, I think it's old belting from a gay baler...

Again, would this work?
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Posted May 27, 2016 - 03:41 PM

Maybe. For a month or so.


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Posted May 27, 2016 - 03:42 PM

It might work as a temporary fix, but I wouldn't chance it. New seals should be under $20 each. How much is a new transaxle going to cost you if you blow it up because you Mickey Moused the seals? Just saying.

 

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Posted May 27, 2016 - 03:54 PM

Take an old seal out. Measure the ID, OD, and thickness. Match it up at an auto parts or bearing supply place. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted May 27, 2016 - 03:59 PM

I told you in your other post these axle seals are still available at any autoparts store you can get them for less than 20 bucks a set.
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Posted May 27, 2016 - 04:13 PM

If you don't have the tools or confidence to measure the old seals, just take them with you and let the people at the auto parts place or bearing shop do the measuring.

 

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Posted May 27, 2016 - 04:18 PM

Seals, bearings,sleeves etc. can be found like mentioned most of the time at your local auto store...they just need to see your old one. Using their cross reference charts can save you some money for replacements. Now on more serious parts be careful with some after market parts.
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Posted May 27, 2016 - 04:25 PM

I get all my bearings, bushing and seals from Napa, just take in the parts you need and they will measure, like everyone else said it shouldn't cost more then $20 for the set.
Good luck! :thumbs:


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Posted May 27, 2016 - 04:29 PM

Why chance making stuff that is available new, as others have mentioned most stores can help you out

 

Worst case send me your old seals if you want to and I'll interchange them for you, I am a dealer for National/Timken bearings and seals and normally can sell you seals less than the auto stores


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Posted May 27, 2016 - 11:03 PM

I have made gaskets from breakfast food boxed coated with wheelbearing grease.

Bur in most cases seals are cheap enough it does not justify the time it takes to make one.

Oddly many seals are universal to the point that many seals were in use in something before most of us oldtimers were even born.

 

example: I broke a tie rod end on a 60 Ford Falcon, My father'in-law  handed me a new one for a 49 F0rd he had on the shelf and it had the same part # and was an exact fit.


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Posted May 28, 2016 - 12:02 AM

Why chance making stuff that is available new, as others have mentioned most stores can help you out

 

Worst case send me your old seals if you want to and I'll interchange them for you, I am a dealer for National/Timken bearings and seals and normally can sell you seals less than the auto stores

While I have not used your services; I am glad guys like you are out there.






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