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Poll: To seal or not to seal?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by W7NB, Feb 24, 2007.

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Replace the front seal now or not?

Poll closed Feb 25, 2007.
  1. Replace it, save the trouble later!

    3 vote(s)
    42.9%
  2. It doesn't leak so leave it alone!

    3 vote(s)
    42.9%
  3. Get Nekkid with it and work it out together.

    1 vote(s)
    14.3%
  1. W7NB

    W7NB 1/2 ton status

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    I recently fixed the leak on my 241 transfer case - it was actually in the gasket between the tailhousing and the body - not in the tailshaft seal. Happily, I am now leak free.

    In the process of buing parts to fix it, I bought a new front seal and rear seal. I already replaced the rear seal while working on the leak. I'm swapping out axles today, and since I'm going to drop the fron driveline and replace the joints while I'm under it I was debating on whether to go ahead and swap out the front seal as well. Opinions?
     
  2. Leper

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    No leak=no replace
     
  3. W7NB

    W7NB 1/2 ton status

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    One vote and one comment? Come on guys, I'm gonna go get dirty in a minute so lets have some input!

    Please??:D
     
  4. gmc4cw

    gmc4cw 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    if it ain't broke then there isn't anything to fix. and it would suck to replace the seal and have the new one leak.
     
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    Happened to you too, eh?
     
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    Metrodps Strange but nice guy Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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  7. W7NB

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    Thanks guys. I kinda figured I could just throw the seal in the spare parts box so I have it if it springs a leak, but wanted the 2nd opinion. The original stays!
     

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