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Rear Seal Retainer Question

Postby lyle11 » Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:41 pm

I intended to send Tim a PM but I didn’t know how to attach a photo. I have an extra rear seal retainer but, I believe it may have been previously machined by my late brother. I would like to send it to Tim and when I get it back I can split the tractor and replace the retainer.

But, I need to know if it is usable for Tim’s process or if too much material has been removed. The diameter of the opening in the retainer appears to be exactly 4”.

Thanks

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Re: Rear Seal Retainer Question

Postby Bob McCarty » Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:44 pm

Tim can give the OD of the seal he uses. Or you might be able to replace the one you have with an off the shelf seal of the correct ID and OD. You can't attach pictures to PM's.
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Re: Rear Seal Retainer Question

Postby tst » Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:17 pm

Hi, yes that has been machined , you can try fitting a new seal in it, should be a TIGHT press fit, if it goes in easy do not use it
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Re: Rear Seal Retainer Question

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:30 pm

Photos cannot be attached to a PM to prevent spamming, and yes, it has happened here.

I have been wondering about using Loctite Bearing Mount on a loose seal. The colored, normally red or green sealer on the edges would have to be cleaned off first.
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Re: Rear Seal Retainer Question

Postby lyle11 » Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:49 pm

Thanks guys.

My brother was a machinist and it held up for about a year. It was the only one he ever did so he wasn’t in the position to experiment and perfect the process. But, it is a nice memory working on it with him. I remember he joked about squirting oil on the ground under it when stepped away. I know I wouldn’t have been laughing.

I liked the idea of having a modified one on the shelf before I split the tractor but I’m glad I didn’t waste money on postage.

I have one that Tim did that has been drip free for I think 3 years so I’m just gonna mail in the one I remove. The seal in the machined retainer doesn’t seem loose in the retainer but it looks like it moved slightly from the fully seated position making it cockeyed by about 1/8”. Not sure how much leakage that would cause but it was losing about 1/2 quart in 10 hours of mowing.

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Re: Rear Seal Retainer Question

Postby tst » Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:20 pm

its crooked in the housing because the hole is to big, it was a lucky thing it cocked wedging it in or it would have fallen out


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