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Gearbox/driveshaft oil seal questions

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Re: Gearbox/driveshaft oil seal questions

Post by rob090881 » Wed Nov 01, 2017 10:43 pm

I can't even get it to bite though?!?!
Any thoughts?
The bolt is 71-72mm long, and it looks like the one in the Haynes manual

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Re: Gearbox/driveshaft oil seal questions

Post by alexperkins » Wed Nov 01, 2017 10:46 pm

From memory you’ll need to press the cup down as you tighten it else it won’t bite as you need to compress the spring . I’m trying to remember how I did it when I did my Mk2 as the setup is the same

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Re: Gearbox/driveshaft oil seal questions

Post by rob090881 » Wed Nov 01, 2017 10:48 pm

OK, I had the Mrs trying to turn the bolt as I push on the flange. But I suppose I'll keep trying

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Re: Gearbox/driveshaft oil seal questions

Post by alexperkins » Wed Nov 01, 2017 10:58 pm

I vaguely recall using a longer bolt with a few sockets to space it off the flange to tighten it down then held it in place with a puller then swapped it to the correct bolt

The spring is almost impossible to compress by hand

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Re: Gearbox/driveshaft oil seal questions

Post by rob090881 » Thu Nov 02, 2017 12:10 am

Good idea! Couldn't find anything longer in the garage, so I'll raid the engineering workshop in work tomorrow.
I'm thinking some long stud bar would make it really easy.
Not sure how a puller would grip on anywhere to hold the strain, but I'm sure I could wedge some 4x2 timber up against the chassis leg for a minute whilst I swap it over.
I just hope that all this helps someone else in the future!!!!!

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Re: Gearbox/driveshaft oil seal questions

Post by rob090881 » Fri Nov 03, 2017 7:20 pm

Well it's done! I'm not sure how I would have done it without the equipment I had from work! The enerpac actually pushed the engine over before pushing the spring in, so I had to put a wooden chock off the chassis leg to the engine block on the opposite side!!!! Image

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Re: Gearbox/driveshaft oil seal questions

Post by alexperkins » Fri Nov 03, 2017 10:11 pm

Lol 😂 at least it’s fixed! Presume it’s holding oil now?

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Re: Gearbox/driveshaft oil seal questions

Post by rob090881 » Fri Nov 03, 2017 10:14 pm

Yeah! Gear change is a bit better now it has fresh oil too thanks for your help

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Re: Gearbox/driveshaft oil seal questions

Post by alexperkins » Sat Nov 04, 2017 8:33 am

You are welcome 👍🏻

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Re: Gearbox/driveshaft oil seal questions

Post by bvs » Sat Nov 04, 2017 10:41 am

Well done Rob - glad you sorted it :)

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