Output shaft oil seals

sdibbers

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#1
I think I need to replace the left hand one on my 2000TC as oil is getting thrown onto the disc.

Do I need to remove the diff or is it possible to do in situ?

Also, any recommendations forthright collapsible collar? I know some have the incorrect seam welded tubes that don’t, well, collapse.
 

sdibbers

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#2
Found a few more posts on the matter. So now know I can remove the flange assembly.
Paging @harveyp6 what do I use to remove the thrust collar? I could make up the tool in the back of the manual but it looks quite a palavor.
 
#3
I have taken off the thrust collar before. I used a “bearing holder” that is in Vern’s workshop. It pressed off without too much trouble. We did apply some heat to the collar. Then it released. I can take a photo of the holder if needed. Too halve that bolt together around the collar.

Does your differential have a breather? If it does not you might want to fit one. Wadhams sells a genuine Rover kit for this. This will make your seals last a lot longer.
 

sdibbers

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#4
Hi James,

Yep, it has the breather. If you have a pic it would be handy. I can most likely make one and have dimensions for the collar slot from the RCCC site drawing.
 

sdibbers

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#9
Thanks for this James. Ordered the kit with the splitter and puller combined. Should be able to pull the collar now. Did you reuse the collar or turn a new one?
 
#10
Thanks for this James. Ordered the kit with the splitter and puller combined. Should be able to pull the collar now. Did you reuse the collar or turn a new one?
I have not got that far yet. The collar was on a broken sub axle that Andre Shay gave me to practice pressing it out. I now have a spare collar, incase I have problems with the ones on the car. All I need now is motivation!

I think most people reuse them, although I think Rover recommended replacement.
 

sdibbers

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#12
I think we sat it on two rectangular bars, and then pressed on a large drift on the center I think is how we did it.
Great, seals are going to be waiting for me at Dads house in London Friday. I have a drawing for making a new collar if I need to along with some low carbon steel to turn it out of. I just need to find time (it’s always time or money, we never seem to have both in good supply)
 
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