Author Topic: rear idler seals and gaskets  (Read 3473 times)


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rear idler seals and gaskets
« on: December 22, 2010, 10:56:38 PM »
im still looking for a better seal for the rear idler but this is what i have so far.
the original seals where grease seals and the sealing lips faced out so that excess grease could pass the seal. the only seals i have been able to find are oil seals. i had thought about filling the section with oil instead of grease but it was mentioned that oil seals can be used if you drill four 1/8" holes around the seal, so this is my plan if i don't find a better matching seal.

original 0.81" thick

parker number 15289 LPD   ( 5/8" thick)

garlock number 53X2240     ( 1/2" thick)

SKF part number 31316       (7/16" thick)

motion has these and there site has some good info on them ( their prices are high though)
« Last Edit: December 22, 2010, 11:05:28 PM by steve-0 »