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Old February 28th, 2015, 05:46 PM
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Leaking Rear Hub

Seeping from the rear hub, on the outside of the wheel and hub and cap only. Is this just the seal on the driving member, or something more?
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Old February 28th, 2015, 06:21 PM
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Yes. Just the drive flange.
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Old February 28th, 2015, 07:06 PM
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Cool. Thanks.

I have just started using Right Stuff on things like this. It just works.
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Try a new cap first. 9/10 times it will fix your leak problem.
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clean it up and tighten the drive member, might just go away. Then go for a drive and see where it starts to come out at, if at all.
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clean it up and tighten the drive member, might just go away. Then go for a drive and see where it starts to come out at, if at all.
Umm the fixing bolts are not very hard & will break if over torqued.

Factory says 28 foot pounds torque.

What plastic caps??
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Umm the fixing bolts are not very hard & will break if over torqued.

Factory says 28 foot pounds torque.

What plastic caps??
Didn't see where I said to overtorque them. Some folks don't realize thier bolts are just loose.
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Didn't see where I said to overtorque them. Some folks don't realize thier bolts are just loose.
No but 28 foot pounds doesn't feel like a lot of torque with most socket wrenches. and if you don't know the factory specified torque setting it is easy to overdo it.

"A little is good, more is better and too much is just right"

Personally I'm in the school of removing the drive flange, clean the surfaces, add a bead of form a gasket, torque it down to factory spec, replace the felt seal at the end of the axle with a thin coating of RTV along the edges of the felt seal then replace the galvanized steel dust cap placing a thin coating of RTV around the inside lip.

Scotty insisted that a bead of RTV just inside the dust cover lip keeps leaks going past the felt seal from getting out.

I'm just a believer in if you have to do something, do it completely and be done with it.

BTW, have you decided on what engine to put into your 109?
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...I hope to have time to do this job today... or tomorrow... or......?

Either way, good news is that I finally did seal the valve cover! I had done it on my other engine, but this one was giving me problems.
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Leaking hub seal

Don't forget to clean out the axle vent cap on the top of the axle. Supposedly, a clogged vent can make leaky hubs worse. You can remove it to clean it. There's a little ball valve in there you can clean and loosen by soaking in solvent and fiddling with something pointy.

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FYI I replaced my hub plastic caps with the Series galvanized ones a long time ago based on advise from Pendy.
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