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Diff pinion oil seal

Posted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 9:26 am
by philhoward
One of the "settling in" niggles is the Torrey Canyon from the pinion seal on the axle. Is it a generic seal (for a Landrover etc) or do people just go to QRG/GW and save the hassle? Also - is only the neoprene one available these days? Hope so as wont have time to soak a leather one before fitting..

Re: Diff pinion oil seal

Posted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 9:39 am
by Coupe Racing
There is a Jag one that fits , £6 on ebay

Re: Diff pinion oil seal

Posted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 9:40 am
by scimjim
funnily enough it's on the list of things to do on 8 Ball after its sabbatical :-)

Re: Diff pinion oil seal

Posted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 9:41 am
by philhoward
According to James Carter, "they all leak after a long lay up". Not sure they're meant to leak this much though - it was dripping off the chassis for a week..

Re: Diff pinion oil seal

Posted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 10:27 am
by Roger Pennington
I got one from QRG - obviously it was dearer than fleabay, but I felt it was worth the fiver to be sure it was right, and to have a supplier I knew I could go back to in the event of a problem. :)

Re: Diff pinion oil seal

Posted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 12:32 pm
by DarrylWebb
I got one from GW, not scary money at all. Rubbery one (not leather) and a piece of cake to fit.

Re: Diff pinion oil seal

Posted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 4:30 pm
by Coupe Racing
Be careful though as there are two different pinion flange sizes I believe

Re: Diff pinion oil seal

Posted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 7:05 pm
by peter freeman
The last seal I got from GW was in a Landrover packet.

Re: Diff pinion oil seal

Posted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 8:02 pm
by philhoward
Don't suppose you noted the number? :lol:

Re: Diff pinion oil seal

Posted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 8:42 pm
by peter freeman
I did Phil but I don't know where and I have so much on file it may be very difficult to find. I thought I had put the number on my service files but cannot find it - all I remember is that it was landrover.
Peter

Re: Diff pinion oil seal

Posted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 8:51 pm
by MikeyBikey
Just bought one last week from qrg. Arrived next day. :)

looks good quality and only £11.50 (plus all the other gubbins though / vat / carriage but its great to receive it so quick)

just wish i'd fit it that quick !!

Re: Diff pinion oil seal

Posted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 8:54 pm
by MikeT
One of my posts somewhere has the part number for the landrover part... Assuming the 6a is the same as a 5/a.

Paid about 6 quid iirc, not sure how that compares to gw / qrg

Browsing on a phone at the moment so searching isnt easy

Hth

Mike.

(ah, just saw mikeys post)

Re: Diff pinion oil seal

Posted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 9:26 pm
by Coupe Racing
Mike mailed me details of the Jag part ages ago

Part number per Mike AAU 3381

Re: Diff pinion oil seal

Posted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 9:38 pm
by MikeT
Thats the badger Steve, cheers.

(was it land rover or jag tho?)

Mike.

Re: Diff pinion oil seal

Posted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 6:44 am
by philhoward
Cheers chaps!