Re: Chrome ball oil seal?
> I'm fitting new chrome balls to my series 3 109. The new big oil seal is a
> very loose fit in the outer swivle pin housing. I'm worried that if I fill
> the housing with oil or grease it will all leak out very quickly. Has
> anybody any experience of this and any solutions.
> Ian McDonald
It is a loose fit to allow you to centre it on the chrome ball. Most of the
seals have a rubbery surface on the side that is against the housing, and
is clamped against this by the retainer (if it does not clamp tightly, you
probably have the wrong seal, I think the 90/110 ones are thinner). If
concerned, run a bead of silicone gasket sealer round the seal before
fitting the retainer, but remember you may want to get it off again some
time, and make sure the seal is centred before the stuff sets.