Starting the Reassembly of my '48 Super A

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Dale Finch
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Re: Starting the Reassembly of my '48 Super A

Postby Dale Finch » Sat Aug 27, 2011 11:08 am

When did you replace them? Is there a chance there is a problem with the seals themselves?

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Re: Starting the Reassembly of my '48 Super A

Postby Super A » Sat Aug 27, 2011 11:14 am

It has been several years ago, probably '03 or so. The leak started much like yours--right after I put it all back together. IIRC the seals were from caseIH. Maybe it was a seal problem, maybe not. In a steering gear where there's just not much going on, unlike a final drive or a transmission, I felt like the gun grease was a viable solution. Like I said most frown up it but it has worked for me and that is probably what I will do when I overhaul the Super A-1 and the white Super A. If you worry about the grease going "bad" just pull the drain plug from time to time and pump some more in--forcing the old grease out.

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