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Old 10-05-2012, 03:49 PM
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My guess is the birf grease/seals are original but who knows. I guess this theory would mean just reinstall the shims and go on with life. I was surprised the birfs and trunion bearings were in decent shape since they were coated with grey soup and not much grease.

However, since I'm an anal SOB, I'm going to attempt to locate the SST. I'm not digging the thought of finding mixed grease in the knuckle 6 months from now, tearing the whole thing down again and finding out the shims were wrong. I'm not in a huge hurry to finish this job but I do want to play in the snow soon.

Anyone have one of these SST laying around? I've got beer, cash, dip...
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Old 10-05-2012, 06:40 PM
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Telly - the seal lip will cause a groove over time. The Marlin seal should help with re-sealing that surface because the dual seal lips are in different locations than the OE seal lip.
It is true that the Marlin seal will seal in different places than OEM. However, the lip doesn't cause the groove, abrasive dirt and dust causes the groove. The lip just presses the dirt and dust against the shaft. Keeping the fluid clean and the dust seals fresh (<10 years between replacements) prevents the abrasives from accumulating to where they can allow the lip to score the shaft.
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I have the tool, I will loan it to you. I will pm you my Phone number.
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Old 10-08-2012, 08:14 AM
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Robbie, thanks for the offer but I've got one located. I plan to verify the shim sizes this weekend if my kit arrives from Cruiser Outfitters. I'll close the loop on this thread with my results. Thanks for everyone's help. Doug
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Post pictures of the patient!
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Will do! Let me get her back together and I'll take some poser shots.
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Old 10-11-2012, 01:37 PM
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Doug, here's a couple links I have saved in my bio:
OTC Tools - Axle Centering Tool

DIY Rear Main Seal Installation Tool

IIRC 1 1/2" Sch. 40 pipe is what you use to separate the inner axles from the birfs.
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Old 10-12-2012, 05:58 PM
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IIRC 1 1/2" Sch. 40 pipe is what you use to separate the inner axles from the birfs.
That's what I use and carry in my trail toolbox. Of course you have to hold your mouth just right...

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piece of pvc will do the job too
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Old 10-17-2012, 05:32 PM
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piece of pvc will do the job too
Really? The ones I have been involved with, I (or whoever was doing the separating) really had to wail on that sucker to get it to come off the inner axle. More often than not it shatters the c-clips too, which is why I carry spares of those too.
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