[LCML] Front axle job

Herb Peyerl hpeyerl at beer.org
Thu Sep 23 16:16:14 CDT 2010


On Thu, Sep 23, 2010 at 05:10:17PM -0400, Herb Peyerl wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 23, 2010 at 10:14:38AM -0700, Steven Helmreich wrote:
> > Final note: be sure your front axle vent is unclogged, or better yet, remove the poppet valve and install a short piece of 3/8" fuel line and a fuel filter (for dust purposes). Pressure that builds up in the front axle can force the 90wt into the knuckles and create or exacerbate a leak.
> > Between seal replacement and proper axle venting, you should have clean knuckles for years to come.
> 
> Final Final Note:  Don't use the OEM inner-axle seals or the ones
> that come in the various rebuild kits. Throw those out..  Buy the
> Marlin Crawler seals.  You won't be disappointed.  We here consider
> them mandatory.  They're $9 ea but they're worth at least 10 times
> that much, in my opinion.

Ooops, I lied..

Buy this instead:

http://www.marlincrawler.com/axle/front-axle-parts/knuckle-seal-kit

Comes with everything you need, including the good seals... 

In fact, I'm going to buy a couple just to have on hand.



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