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GEARBOX OIL SEALS
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heathelect



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 19, 2008 5:37 pm    Post subject: GEARBOX OIL SEALS Reply with quote

HELP NEEDED, Can anyone tell me where i can purchase oil seals and gaskets to fit the gearbox of my ford consul classic ? please
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Phil - Nottingham



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 19, 2008 11:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Virtually all oil seals are standard stock - take the old ones to a bearing supplier and they will match up.

If gaskets are NLA (have you tried the Owners Club?) make your own from gasket paper or even cartridge/writing paper depending on what was one.

Just cut roughly to shape place over casing and lightly tap round with a steel hammer and it will cut exactly to shape. use a ball-pien hammer for holes or buy hole punches or make some out of tubing

A lot of gearboxes use the paper sort.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 20, 2008 11:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

On the subject of seals, Aldi (of all places!!) are selling "O" ring kits in both metric and imperial sets, about 700 rings per kit for 6! I bought a set of both.
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wrinx



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 20, 2008 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Phil - Nottingham wrote:
Virtually all oil seals are standard stock - take the old ones to a bearing supplier and they will match up.


Yup, did exactly that for my driveshaft seals...still flamin' leaked though! Rolling Eyes Laughing

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Phil - Nottingham



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 20, 2008 11:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Same place will sell bearing shaft sleeves - thin shim steel tubes in exact sizes to give new wearing surface for seal to run on. Not tried them though and they may be expensive. I had a lonk but cannot find it now
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