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7/18/2020 9:32 pm  #1


Loose outer oil seal race, no fun, have to remove the bearing to fix.

This was a genuine PITA.
The race that the outer oil seal rides on was loose, so the seal was not effective.
In order to tighten it up I had to remove the bearing which appears to perhaps not be intended for replacement?
There are no holes provided to push it off and it is a very tight fit.
I would up destroying the bearing cage in order to get the inner race off the stub axle.
With the outer cage removed I could barely drive it off.
Really do not see a good way to tighten up the seal race beyond Loc-Tite.
New "Do not sell me a Chinese part" bearing is on order at $44.00

Rebuilding Mom's XJ6 rear is being good practice for my own pending custom build.


At these prices I want my gas 100 octane, leaded, and my windshield washed!
 

7/30/2020 9:09 am  #2


Re: Loose outer oil seal race, no fun, have to remove the bearing to fix.

That sucks. Got any pix of the situation?  How did you seal it?


If it isn't broken..... modify it anyway!!!!
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8/09/2020 4:06 pm  #3


Re: Loose outer oil seal race, no fun, have to remove the bearing to fix.

The only practical way I could think of without having to replace the hub.
Used a punch to create raised dimples so that the seal race would be a tight fit.
Combined with red Loc-Tite.
Once re-fit and allowed to cure I could not budge it.
Have to hope it holds up, if it loosens it will be no worse than before.


At these prices I want my gas 100 octane, leaded, and my windshield washed!
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