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December 8, 2016, 3:05pm Report to Moderator

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Hi all,im replacing the front oil seal on a herald [nut with split pin] ive removed the original metal cased seal and the new one arrived today.The new one is thinner than the original,do i knock it in untill its flush with the top of the diff housing or knock it down further untill it stops on the small lip? Many thanks
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December 8, 2016, 3:58pm Report to Moderator

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Hi, I'll be doing mine soon and will probably have the same issue. If thats the case I'll be pushing the seal in up to the internal face but making sure that the lip doesnt run in any groove possibly made by the previous seal....
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December 8, 2016, 5:43pm Report to Moderator

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When I did mine I just tapped it in until it seated- the one I took out was a single lipped one, make sure your replacement is double lipped.

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December 8, 2016, 6:32pm Report to Moderator

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Tap it in to where its gonna be OK on the flanges  bearing bit

generally on v v olde flanges, the smooth bit, wher oil seal sits, is owt but smoothe,
its all pock marked wid holes thru rust.

get the flange as claen as poss, and see where seal is gonna sit
if its gonna sit where ther aint ne damaged bit, then if it means sett,n the seal to a diff depth, then it,ll ev t,be so.

the side shafts onn diff are the same,so I tend to bung 2 seals in here, just for good measure.
Ye can doo this on yours wid the thinner seals
A double lip seal is also available


One does not have to know how a thing works, to know that it is not working right

Ye div,nt efta no ooa thing wuks, t,no its nut wuk,n reet.

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December 9, 2016, 1:30pm Report to Moderator

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As its a thinner seal, It is more prone to being tapped in scew,
if you tap it home, at lest it will sit square
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