Author Topic: Rear axle, seal surface thread pattern  (Read 103 times)

dirkbalter

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Rear axle, seal surface thread pattern
« on: May 23, 2020, 20:11:12 »
Hello,
As I am rebuilding / re-assembling my rear axle, I came across the seal surface threading (see pic) in the BBB. My seal surface looks good but does not show any signs of a thread pattern.
I am concerned that “sanding” a thread pattern would lead to a premature wear of the seal lip?
Any opinions?
Thank you
Dirk
66 230 SL
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18 C300 COUPE
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Re: Rear axle, seal surface thread pattern
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2020, 21:20:50 »
 The illustration is likely from an earlier model using leather seals. The feeling was if any oil escaped the thread pattern would sort of push it back into the housing.  Not needed  And counter productive woth a modern rubber seal.

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Re: Rear axle, seal surface thread pattern
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2020, 22:57:10 »
Yup, I agree.
Thank you.
(BTW, its BBB passenger cars 1959, mod October 63)
Dirk
66 230 SL
70 280 SEL
18 C300 COUPE
05 HD FLSTNI