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11 Aug 2022 17:43 - 11 Aug 2022 18:54 #244500 by redoregan
Prop shaft seal? was created by redoregan
Hi, guys.

I'm having trouble with a gearbox oil leak.

I live in the middle of nowhere and the only decent mechanic near me told me I needed a "gearbox seal going to prop shaft" so I bought this: www.bigjimny.com/store/gearbox-rear-oil-seal.html believing it must be what he meant, based on the description, and he literally threw it back at me.

He said it should be the size of a circle you'd make with two hands. The Suzuki rep from the nearest city won't deal with him so I have to get it myself. Do any of you know what he might mean?

Thanks.
Last edit: 11 Aug 2022 18:54 by redoregan. Reason: Just in case.

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11 Aug 2022 18:13 #244501 by mlines
Replied by mlines on topic Re:Prop shaft seal?
That is the gearbox seal, there is no other.

It is inside a larger housing, perhaps he imagines there is a larger seal (there isn't)

If the seal is not leaking then it may be the propshaft itself. They leak from the end cap inside the yoke, epoxy sorts this out.

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Martin

2003 M13 early KAP build.
3" Trailmaster lift with 1.5 Spacers on front
Customised winch bumper and roll cage
235/85R16 Maxxis Bighorns on 16" Rims, 4:1 Rocklobster, Rear ARB locker and on-board air
Corrected arms all-round, rear disks, Recaro seats and harnesses
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11 Aug 2022 18:15 #244502 by mlines
Replied by mlines on topic Re:Prop shaft seal?
Thinking about it, perhaps there is a translation issue. Perhaps he means gasket.

There are paper gaskets in some parts of the gearbox case

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Martin

2003 M13 early KAP build.
3" Trailmaster lift with 1.5 Spacers on front
Customised winch bumper and roll cage
235/85R16 Maxxis Bighorns on 16" Rims, 4:1 Rocklobster, Rear ARB locker and on-board air
Corrected arms all-round, rear disks, Recaro seats and harnesses
The following user(s) said Thank You: redoregan

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11 Aug 2022 18:17 #244503 by mlines
Replied by mlines on topic Re:Prop shaft seal?
Looking at your other posts I see you have a Japanese kei version (600cc) which we do not get in the UK. Perhaps they are different

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Martin

2003 M13 early KAP build.
3" Trailmaster lift with 1.5 Spacers on front
Customised winch bumper and roll cage
235/85R16 Maxxis Bighorns on 16" Rims, 4:1 Rocklobster, Rear ARB locker and on-board air
Corrected arms all-round, rear disks, Recaro seats and harnesses

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11 Aug 2022 18:19 #244504 by redoregan
Replied by redoregan on topic Re:Prop shaft seal?
Thanks a lot for the info, mate. Actually I have a Sierra, I was just enquiring about Kei bonnet compatibility. Okay, I think I will just go further afield and find someone else to help me with it. Thanks again. Big help.

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12 Aug 2022 13:18 #244511 by redoregan
Replied by redoregan on topic Re:Prop shaft seal?
Just to follow up on this one, I showed the mechanic the description of the part and he admitted he had never heard of a mini propshaft and accepted he was wrong, so thanks to Mr. Lines, it's getting sorted.

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