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Old 11-11-2013, 11:54 AM
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I disagree about Marlin Seals. My experience was they wore groves in my inner axles much faster than OEM.
True for the full time 80 series. Not near the issue on the part time 40/60 axles.

I would also recommend the Longfield lifetime wiper seals. http://www.longfieldsuperaxles.com/o...per-seals.html I've had mine in for over 50K and like them a lot.
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Old 11-11-2013, 11:55 AM
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I disagree about Marlin Seals. My experience was they wore groves in my inner axles much faster than OEM.
Daniel, for clarity sake, you are speaking of your experience with Marlin seals in your 80, right? The Marlin seals for a 60 series are most definitely the way to go, this learned through hard earned personal experience and the experience of other 60 owners. 80 series Marlin seals are a different story and stock seems to be the preferred choice, this again through personal and others' experiences.
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Old 11-11-2013, 12:47 PM
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I disagree about Marlin Seals. My experience was they wore groves in my inner axles much faster than OEM.
Yeah, I've heard that about Marlin seals when used on a 80 series, but of course I've never owned an 80. Were talking 60s here and they sure worked great for me!
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Old 11-11-2013, 01:02 PM
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I ordered parts this morning from Cruiser Outfitters. I went with the Marlin seals and the Timkin wheel bearings. Bryce, the guy at Cruiser Outfitters, confirmed the 60's don't have problem with the Marlin seals. It's an issue that apparently only occurs with the 80's.

$160 for the rebuild kit with the bearings. $18 for the Marlin seals.

On another note, I fired it up the other day and after it had idled for awhile, I noticed a bit of white smoke from beneath the hood. It seemed to be coming from near the exhaust manifold and smelled more like coolant than oil. Couldn't figure out the source. I'll look more closely...

Oh the joys of a new, completely unfamiliar vehicle!
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Old 11-11-2013, 02:45 PM
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Bryce, the guy at Cruiser Outfitters, confirmed the 60's don't have problem with the Marlin seals. It's an issue that apparently only occurs with the 80's.
All good!
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Old 11-11-2013, 02:51 PM
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white smoke could be a head gasket.
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white smoke could be a head gasket.
Hopefully it's just a leaky thermostat or radiator or something...
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Old 11-11-2013, 06:45 PM
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There is a block drain valve below the exhaust manifold. If it's leaking, it could be dripping on the hot EGR pipe?
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Old 11-11-2013, 07:18 PM
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My guess is a leaky coolant line of some sort. The engine wasn't overheating. Would a bad head gasket cause white smoke (likely water vapor) in the engine bay?

Anyway, you guys have been great. Thanks for all your feedback.
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Old 11-30-2013, 08:11 AM
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I'm pretty sure the white smoke from the driver side is coming from power steering fluid burning off. It's all over everything as the pump is leaking pretty bad.

Some pics of Opie's 60 getting some love. A little front axle refurb. They were leaking worse than the power steering pump.













Doing the front brakes and all new bearings while they're apart. Need to get the rotors turned and finish the reassembly. More to come.
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