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Has anyone had trouble installing the new felt's from Bob's , part number WS 296? They match the Buick catalog measurements on OD but the ID seems to be 1/16 to small and the thickness is 1/16 to thick. You would not think it makes much of a difference but I am having a real hard time putting the wheel back on.

 

Any tips for this job it seems the manuals I have presume I know how to do this.

 

Thanks

 

Dave

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Dave,

I remember one of my seals being a little bit of a struggle. Did you coat them with oil first? I think I just had to make sure the hub was square on the shaft and put a coat of oil on before it would go.

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Midman,

 

Thanks for the reply. I did soak them in gear oil but still no go. I contacted Bob and he said he had to go with the thicker felt as that was all that was available. With the tight compression of the seal holder my guess is there is nowhere for the extra felt (both in ID and thickness) to go. I put the old seal back in and when I try again will reduce the thickness to 1/2 and see how it goes.

 

Thanks

 

Dave

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