Super A Rear Engine Seal (felt)

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Super A Rear Engine Seal (felt)

Postby Dale Finch » Thu Sep 22, 2011 7:15 pm

I was just communicating with MBergthold who informed me of a potential problem I may have. :( He had recently read an article about the necessity of soaking a new rear felt oil seal (part #4 http://www.cleancomputes.com/Cub/Super%20A%20-%20Super%20AV/TC-39B%20Parts%20Catalog/Page%2061.jpg) with oil to preclude glazing the felt and possibly causing a leak. Well....I recently replaced mine, and did not do this. Is there ANY way to oil this felt now that the tractor is almost completely reassembled? The oil pan is off...can I spray/squirt oil up to the rear seal that way? Or can I reinstall the oil pan, OVER fill the engine with oil so it reaches the height of that rear seal and soak it for a day or so, then drain back down to normal "full"?

I REALLY do NOT want to split the tractor now that it has been painted, and everything is almost finished! Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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Re: Super A Rear Engine Seal (felt)

Postby Bigdog » Thu Sep 22, 2011 7:19 pm

Dale - I think over-filling it will work.
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Re: Super A Rear Engine Seal (felt)

Postby Dale Finch » Thu Sep 22, 2011 7:58 pm

Hey, it's worth a try, right?...a few gallons (any guess how much??) of oil that maybe does the job...cheap and easy!! In any case, I might as well wait to split the tractor to see if the seal even starts leaking!
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Re: Super A Rear Engine Seal (felt)

Postby Bob McCarty » Thu Sep 22, 2011 9:22 pm

Dale, Hoist the front end up so the tractor is vertical. Then you'll only need about a couple cups of oil to cover the seal. :D

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Re: Super A Rear Engine Seal (felt)

Postby Dale Finch » Thu Sep 22, 2011 9:35 pm

:big smile: :big smile: :big smile: :big smile: :big smile: :big smile: :big smile: :big smile:
Oh, Bob, that really made me laugh out loud!!!! Good one!
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Re: Super A Rear Engine Seal (felt)

Postby Dale Finch » Thu Sep 22, 2011 9:36 pm

I read your post again and am STILL laughing!
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