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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-27-2015, 12:30 PM Thread Starter
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Changing final gear grease seal

I"m getting pro-moly splattering all over my rear wheel. Its heavy like moly, not oil from the final gear. I bought the seal but reading the manual on replacing it sounds intense. Soak the entire drive in a bath of oil and then pour 200F degree oil on the seal before extracting? Then use a special tool to drive it in?

I see some mention having changed that seal but I've not seen a description of the process. Is the manual just making it harder than necessary?

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-27-2015, 04:09 PM
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before you go there.. did you put any moly on the set of splines that couple the final drive to the wheel? (the large ring that fits into the wheel) if so, you probably put too much there.. ask me how I know! its supposed to have a very minimal amount of moly in that area.

there is not a real way for the moly to get from the driveshaft/pinion connection at the final drive to the rear wheel. it would have to go THRU the final drive assy, or leak out at the connection between the drive shaft tube and final drive.

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Yea, I probably coated it pretty well with moly. Maybe I overdid it. Its not leaking through the final gear at the shaft. Its leaking between the wheel and the drive.

Should I pull the wheel or just keep cleaning and riding until it goes away?

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I pulled the wheel, and wiped off as much as I could, that seemed to minimize the amount that comes out when it gets hot.

or, just keep cleaning the wheel until it reaches its happy qty (which could take a bit of time, depending on how much you over did it)

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