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 Posted: 08-01-2016 02:43 am
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Brett Gibson JH5 20497 wrote:
You can buy the bearing for $13.10 and the seal for $10.80 from JAE and do it yourself, they even have a tool to set everything for around $35, (Snip)... JAE sells a seal with an all steel body (no rubber coating), and a sleeve that is a light press fit on the bearing's shaft. The installation tool simultaneously presses the body and the sleeve in to different depths. The seal can be installed without the tool if you know what you're doing, but it's a pain. Just use the tool and the job is a slam dunk.

Some other Lotus specialists sell a seal with an outer rubber skin, and (more importantly) no sleeve to press onto the shaft. They can be installed with any appropriate pusher (a deep well 1/2" drive socket), and the installation tool discussed above does not apply.

Tim Engel