I tried searching, honest… (see my other post on how the search function works) but haven’t found anything specific so I’ll just ask the question.
As I’ve removed the rear axle for a wee refurb I’m wondering if I should just do the rear diff pinion seal while it’s sitting on the bench? Though I tried to be careful, I have a suspicion that while using a wire brush on the grinder to remove rust from the casing some bits of rust might have sneaked between the dirt flange and the seal. I’d be really peed off if I fitted it only to find the seal leaked in a couple of weeks time. Based on the condition the half-shaft seals at the ends of the axle were in it probably wouldn’t need it otherwise, but it seems like a good idea.
Now despite owning two previous RR classics, and a Defender for over 20 years, I’ve never done one of these. So what’s it like?
I’m in two minds whether to buy a proper drive flange holding tool, or just to drill two holes in a bit of steel bar. Any thoughts?
Any particular issues in getting the seal out / back in?
Just generally any thoughts?