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Author: Subject: Oily rear wheels, axle leak
pigeondave

posted on 6/5/19 at 09:48 AM Reply With Quote
Oily rear wheels, axle leak

Hi,

I've got an issue with diff oil leaking past the bearings in the end of the axle and running down on to the inner rims of the rear wheels.

I've been lead to believe that years ago SKF made bearings with an integral oil seal, but they are now like rocking horse poo.

What's the best way to seal it up ?
Will I have to pull the half shafts and squeeze some goo in there?

Its an English axle.

Many thanks

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Shooter63

posted on 6/5/19 at 02:22 PM Reply With Quote
They are available but they ain't cheap, I bought a pair and not a lot of change out of a tonne

Shooter

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pigeondave

posted on 6/5/19 at 02:31 PM Reply With Quote
The ones that are in there are ok as bearings

I just want something to keep the oil in.

Is there some sort of goo i can use, or is it a case of cutting some grease proof paper into a donut shape?

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johnemms

posted on 6/5/19 at 05:44 PM Reply With Quote
Buy this type of bearing which has the oil seal on its inner face..
Inner
Inner

Buy new retaining plates..
Description
Description

Assemble with semi setting Hylomar type sealant..
Could be talking utter b***ocks


[Edited on 6/5/19 by johnemms]





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rusty nuts

posted on 6/5/19 at 08:22 PM Reply With Quote
You need the correct bearing kit, the bearing has a seal built in . Fitting an incorrect bearing without the seal you may as well pour the axle oil out over the brakes and road!
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perksy

posted on 7/5/19 at 09:23 PM Reply With Quote
Think Burtons used to stock these?

a mate had a similar issue on his narrow bodied Westy

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