[DML] Re: Grady solution for weeping manual transmission axel seals
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[DML] Re: Grady solution for weeping manual transmission axel seals



Basically, after years of rotation in the lip seal, the axle flange wears down a 
bit. Grady sells a thin metal collar that you (gently) hammer onto the flange. 
This beefs up the thickness enough to provide a good seal, not to mention if it 
ever wears down again you can cut it off and install another collar.

I bought it. Worked for me and it's much cheaper than a new axle flange. Word 
on the street is, if you install a new seal without replacing the flange or collar 
you'll have a leak anyway.

Rich A.
#5335

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "ksgrimsr" <knut.s.grimsrud@xxxx> wrote:
> I'm on a campaign to stamp out every last tiny drip from my car as I 
> cann't stand a shop floor with spots on it. I have a weeping manual 
> transmission axel seal that leaves about a drop per day on my floor 
> that I'm keen to correct.
> 
> Aside from replacing the transmission lip seal, I believe someone told 
> me that Rob Grady has some sort of sleeve that is used to improve the 
> tighness of the seal in order to provide a bullet-proof long-term 
> solution.
> 
> Does anyone have additional details on this? I think Rob posts 
> occasionally, so maybe he can explain what this sleeve is, how it 
> works, and how it's installed? If someone else has experience with 
> this, I'd appreciate your insights.
> 
> Thanks in advance.
> 
>      Knut






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