[ROVERNET - UK] Urgent! SD1 front crankshaft oil seal, whichway
does it go in?
kkinard at wcc.net
Fri Apr 6 02:01:40 BST 2007
Paul Smith wrote:
>Metal part? The spring?
No. The lip and the spring face the inside of the engine. The broader,
flat face of the seal faces the outside. Depending on the seal
manufacturer, that broader surface may be plain steel or it may be
coated with neoprene rubber similar to that from which the lip is made.
The slope of the sealing surface on the seal will allow the hub to slip
into place easily, but pulling the hub back out will abraid the sealing
surface (lip) of the seal. Put another way, the lip is tapered. The
larger diameter is to the front or outside, the smaller diameter is
toward the inside of the engine (timeing chain). Be certain that the
hub itself does not have a groove worn into the sealing surface of the
hub. If there is a groove on the sealing surface of the hub, a new seal
will probably not stop the leak. Special sleeves are available which fit
over the sealing surface of the hub to give the hub a new rubbing
surface if necessary.
If I'm not being clear on this, I can send you a picture tomorrow, but
I have the feeling you are getting frustrated and need the issue settled
Let's keep trying.
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