03-21-2009, 11:18 PM
I have had a couple of inner seal failures and I am wondering what brand some of you guys are using. I redo the seals and repack every spring so this isn't the first time I have done this but it is the first time I have had seals break down twice in one year. Is there a diference in brands?
03-22-2009, 05:51 AM
did you make sure that the surface on the axle that the seal rides on is perfectly smooth?
03-22-2009, 10:17 AM
I use Federal Mogul National Oil Seals. They work well for my trailer. I agree it's important to check the surface condition of the spindle where the seal rides and correct any roughness.
03-25-2009, 09:12 AM
I use double lip seals helps to keep crude from getting in.Also like said before make sure the seal surface is in good condition.Also put grease on the spindle so the seal has some lubricant you don't want to start the seal dry.
Hot Runr Guy
03-25-2009, 09:27 AM
You might want to think about revising your current spindles to the Bearing Buddy "Spindle Seal" system, to take advantage of the SS seal surface. http://www.bearingbuddy.com/spindle_seal.html
03-25-2009, 09:46 AM
Here's a good place to purchase trailer parts: lowcostusa.com
I get the double lip seals, part no. 10-19, 2.565 OD x l.719 ID. These will fit a Shorland'er 2200# trailer. They fit good. They have all the trailer parts for all trailers.........
03-27-2009, 04:35 PM
Are you using Bearing Buddies. If so, you may be overfilling them.
Abuck 50 -
What method do you use to grease your wheels.
Do you simply have dust covers and grease your wheels only when repacking the wheels.
Or do you have bearing buddies or equivalent and grease the wheels from time to time.
If you do have bearing buddies or equivalent, YOU could be the cause of seal failure.
If you overgrease the wheels with the bearing buddies, you will almost certainly blow out the inner seals.
If you do have bearing buddies, you should grease the wheels, until you can JUST Barely see the bearing buddy grease plate move a tiny bit. This means that you have grease completely filling the axle cavity, but not enough to compress the bearing buddy spring.
The idea of bearing buddies, is that the bearing buddies are spring loaded to keep pressure on the axle grease. When wheels and bearings go down the road they will heat a bit. When anything heats, it expands. If, when greasing, you pump so much grease into the bearing buddy that the spring is fully compressed, there will be no expansion room for the grease when it heat. The result is blown innner seals.