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driveshaft oil seal tool

Post by pbmr2 » 30/08/17 21:04

Hi,

Got new drive shaft oil seals for the E153 and replaced the smaller one no problem. Got the larger one in about half way but the sockets and old seal are not the right size to make it go home without damaging it.

What tool do you recommend for this?

Got a couple of oil filter cup wrenches of 76mm and 79mm but both are just too big and slip over the edge without pressing the seal home. None of my sockets are large enough.

any special tips?

thanks.
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Re: driveshaft oil seal tool

Post by benckj » 30/08/17 21:44

I simply used a piece of wood and hammered it home. Did you clean the internal surface and apply some lubricant to seal?

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Re: driveshaft oil seal tool

Post by pbmr2 » 30/08/17 21:52

yep all clean and lubed.
didn't want to use a flat bit of wood as there is a small collar that sticks up that could damage easily. left a few marks already with the various attempts, not ripped the rubber yet but only takes one careless thump for that.
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Re: driveshaft oil seal tool

Post by Gazza_DJ » 31/08/17 10:15

My friend has some old bearing races that are just the right size for that seal. Not sure what they came off though.

Have you still got the old seal? You can place that over the top of the new one to protect it when fitting if you got it out in one piece.
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Re: driveshaft oil seal tool

Post by pbmr2 » 31/08/17 15:31

Tried using the old seal (do still have it) but the internal metal started to split out from the bottom and started to mark the new seal. Stopped at that point before ruining the new one.

Think I'll have to roam around some DIY stores at the weekend looking for something of the right diameter.
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Re: driveshaft oil seal tool

Post by benckj » 31/08/17 20:57

pbmr2 wrote:
30/08/17 21:52
yep all clean and lubed.
didn't want to use a flat bit of wood as there is a small collar that sticks up that could damage easily. left a few marks already with the various attempts, not ripped the rubber yet but only takes one careless thump for that.
From memory that little lip which protrudes from center seal doesn't do anything and is quite flexible. It actually doesn't form part of the oil seal as this is accomplished from inner lip which has a spring to hold tension. Flat bit of wood over the top of it all does the trick but you do need to give it a fair pounding.

If your worried about the damage simply use two 4x2's and apply force to outer seal only.

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