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Old 06-28-2005, 05:01   #1 (permalink)
Austin Shackles
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seal swelling stuff


Me steering box is leaking from the pressure seal on the input shaft at the
top.

Anyone had any success with that stuff you put in the oil to swell the
seals, and if so, any recommendations as to which kind to buy?

On the face of it, It doesn't look too hard to replace the seal, presuming
the fecker is available and presuming2 that the shaft isn't grooved. But
putting stuff in the fluid would be far easier, of course.

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Old 06-28-2005, 05:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: seal swelling stuff

On or around Tue, 28 Jun 2005 12:13:37 +0100, Austin Shackles
<austinNOSPAM@ddol-las.net> enlightened us thusly:

>
>Me steering box is leaking from the pressure seal on the input shaft at the
>top.


BTW, this is a Burman.
>
>Anyone had any success with that stuff you put in the oil to swell the
>seals, and if so, any recommendations as to which kind to buy?
>
>On the face of it, It doesn't look too hard to replace the seal, presuming
>the fecker is available and presuming2 that the shaft isn't grooved. But
>putting stuff in the fluid would be far easier, of course.


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Old 06-28-2005, 09:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: seal swelling stuff

Me steering box is leaking from the pressure seal on the input shaft at the
top.

Anyone had any success with that stuff you put in the oil to swell the
seals, and if so, any recommendations as to which kind to buy?

On the face of it, It doesn't look too hard to replace the seal, presuming
the fecker is available and presuming2 that the shaft isn't grooved. But
putting stuff in the fluid would be far easier, of course.

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"Quos deus vult perdere, prius dementat" Euripedes, quoted in
Boswell's "Johnson".


My 90 failed its mot last year because of a leaking box.
I remember seeing a product last year at the land rover show that cured
this,But for the life of me i can't remember what it was called.
I went into a motor factors and explained what i was looking for,And he
handed me a bottle of seal swell and said that they were all as good as each
other.
That isn't the proper name,But thats what they're called if you know what i
mean.
It cost me 6.99 and it worked a treat.
I went back for a re-test the next day and he thought i had put a recon box
on it.
Its mot time again next month and still no sign of any leak.


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Old 06-28-2005, 12:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: seal swelling stuff

Does this work in gearboxes. I have a Freelander (!!!) but also have a Volvo
V40 which leaks all the time, a known fault with Renault gearboxes in Volvos

Andy
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>
> Me steering box is leaking from the pressure seal on the input shaft at
> the
> top.
>
> Anyone had any success with that stuff you put in the oil to swell the
> seals, and if so, any recommendations as to which kind to buy?
>
> On the face of it, It doesn't look too hard to replace the seal, presuming
> the fecker is available and presuming2 that the shaft isn't grooved. But
> putting stuff in the fluid would be far easier, of course.
>
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> "Quos deus vult perdere, prius dementat" Euripedes, quoted in
> Boswell's "Johnson".



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Old 06-28-2005, 14:01   #5 (permalink)
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Re: seal swelling stuff

Well, it did indeed used to be called "Seal Swell." We used to use it in
bike forks and it worked a treat. In fact, it can work so well that it can
make the forks a little slow to react. Some say it b****s the seal rubber
but what the heck, it's knacked already!
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Old 06-28-2005, 14:01   #6 (permalink)
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Re: seal swelling stuff

On or around Tue, 28 Jun 2005 20:13:09 +0000 (UTC), "TonyB"
<Norfolk@soxclara.co.uk> enlightened us thusly:

>Well, it did indeed used to be called "Seal Swell." We used to use it in
>bike forks and it worked a treat. In fact, it can work so well that it can
>make the forks a little slow to react. Some say it b****s the seal rubber
>but what the heck, it's knacked already!


quite. fecking sight cheaper than a recon steering box, and also cheaper
than getting someone esle to replace the seal, which appears to be somewhat
hassle-riddne and require sundry special tools to get the sod apart.

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Old 07-02-2005, 10:02   #7 (permalink)
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Re: seal swelling stuff


> Me steering box is leaking from the pressure seal on the input shaft at the
> top.


> Anyone had any success with that stuff you put in the oil to swell the
> seals, and if so, any recommendations as to which kind to buy?


> On the face of it, It doesn't look too hard to replace the seal, presuming
> the fecker is available and presuming2 that the shaft isn't grooved. But
> putting stuff in the fluid would be far easier, of course.


> Austin Have you tried the Lucas Products? they do many addatives and
> sealing oils that are the dogs b*****ks They are American products
> that have been tested rigerastly and proven. They are not cheap but
> WILL prove to very effective. They dont intent to replace a worn out
> seal but WILL swell most types of rubber seals. I say most types
> because not all rubber seals are of the same compound, IE the rubber
> make up in auto gear box's are vastly different than manual box's
> because of the nature of the oils. Try it I doubt if you'd go wrong.
> The product you need is "Power Steering Stop Leak" by Lucas. The UK
> Tel # is 01407730878. Fax 01407730168. Freefone 08081003259. have a
> chat with them and let us know how you get on. Cheers Dave.


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Old 07-02-2005, 16:02   #8 (permalink)
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Re: seal swelling stuff

On or around Sat, 2 Jul 2005 14:45:25 +0100, Dave Piggin
<d.piggin@zetnet.co.uk> enlightened us thusly:

>> Austin Have you tried the Lucas Products?


may prove useful. Got some slick50 stuff in there at the moment which
claims to stop leaks. we'll see what happens.

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