[ROVERNET - UK] Urgent! SD1 front crankshaft oil seal, whichwaydoes it go in?

Paul Smith vmitps at netspace.net.au
Fri Apr 6 03:11:59 BST 2007

Actually I am refitting the cover after fitting a speedisleeve to the
My manual is for a P6B, so it doesn't show the SD1 seal (it has an SD1
So far so good; but bolts left over, grrr.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Kent Kinard" <kkinard at wcc.net>
To: <rovernet at lyris.ccdata.com>
Sent: Friday, April 06, 2007 11:01 AM
Subject: Re: [ROVERNET - UK] Urgent! SD1 front crankshaft oil seal,
whichwaydoes it go in?

> 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
> right away.
> Let's keep trying.
> Roverly,
> Kent K.
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