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Re: Rear Axle Leak

To: "Tim Osborne" <timos@microsoft.com>, <spridgets@Autox.Team.Net>
Subject: Re: Rear Axle Leak
From: "Mike Gigante" <mikeg@vicnet.net.au>
Date: Thu, 24 Sep 1998 08:06:04 -0700
Reply-to: "Mike Gigante" <mikeg@vicnet.net.au>
Sender: owner-spridgets@Autox.Team.Net
There actually is a pick with a bent end that you can use and
what I think is the best (although I don't have one..) is a spatula
with a bent end.

Actually, it would be easy to make with 1/2" x 1/16" x 6" mild steel
and a vice.


-----Original Message-----
From: Tim Osborne <timos@microsoft.com>
To: spridgets@autox.team.net <spridgets@autox.team.net>
Date: Wednesday, September 23, 1998 9:53 AM
Subject: RE: Rear Axle Leak

>I used the screwdriver trick (in desperation) trying to get the seals out
>time for an ABFM meet a few months ago...  I assumed there was a better
>since one slip of the screwdriver and you've got an unsightly ding in the
>Is this the way the "pros" do it, or is there some amazing tool to push
>these out?
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Mike Gigante [SMTP:mikeg@vicnet.net.au]
>> Sent: Wednesday, September 23, 1998 11:13 AM
>> To: Greg MAHNEY; shk; spridgets@Autox.Team.Net
>> Subject: Re: Rear Axle Leak
> <snip>
>> 4a) I use a screwdriver to pick out the old seal and a small brass drift
>> (1/2")
>> to *push* the new seal in place. This happens between removing old
>> and putting in new bearing of course.

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