FD Outer Seal Pictorial!

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by JimVonBaden, Apr 19, 2013.

  1. STUFF2C

    STUFF2C We Ain't Left Yet!!

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    This made doing mine really easy... wasn't leaking, just gathering oily dust.

    Thanks Jimmy!
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  2. BluByU

    BluByU Been here awhile Supporter

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    Last week I noticed the right sides seal leaking, more like seepage not a real leak, this thread came to mind the moment i saw the oil on the final drive.

    Went down to the local BMW dealer, seal in stock (less than $30) Got home and in about 20 min the job was done. That was about 300 miles ago no signs of leak

    Thanks JVB :clap
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  3. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid! Supporter

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    Glad I could assist!:deal
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  4. arrcrussell

    arrcrussell Gimme Dirt

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    Looks as if I need a new seal, thanks for the posts guys!!!
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  5. blaster11

    blaster11 Still having fun!

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    Followed the directions and everything went smooth...thanks!
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  6. JimVonBaden

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  7. jpm1074@cox.net

    jpm1074@cox.net Adventurer

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    Great post Jim! When I changed my seal, I drilled two holes and used two screws. The old seal was "tacoed" when it came out. I used an oil filter socket, I believe it was a Fram 65/67-14 that I picked up at Walmart for around 6 bucks. The socket fit the new seal perfectly, drove the seal all the way to the race. Beats the price of the BMW tool! Haven't had a problem so far.
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  8. JimVonBaden

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  9. TK421

    TK421 Adventurer

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    Thanks for the helpful pictorial and explanation. I also found that a thin coating of final drive oil on the inside and outside of the new seal helped it slip into place. BMW enlarged the O.D. on these in order to make a tighter fit.
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  10. Mr. Christopher

    Mr. Christopher n00b

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    Joined this site just because of this thread. I stumbled upon it when wondering what to do when my local BMW dealer told me to "just clean it up and keep an eye on it" and I wanted to see what to do. Your brilliant little pic by pic was all I needed to just go ahead and do it myself. I appreciate it. I am not a good mechanic, but knowing that sometimes prevents me from doing things that you do not need to be a great mechanic to do. Cheers.
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  11. Big_John

    Big_John That'll be the day

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    Outstanding..... quick and easy write-up and pics. (Hope this thread and its pics never disappear.)

    Mine started to seep recently and it will be a winter job, so that I am not worried by it in 2018.


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  12. Big_John

    Big_John That'll be the day

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    Thanks for the info JVB.... I finally did the job today. It was rather easy and only took me an hour, including removing the rear wheel, to add back the gear oil.

    Did a 50 mile ride with the wife and it looks great. No more seeping.
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  13. Dwieland54

    Dwieland54 n00b

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    Just did this today without removing the tire. I lost a little more gear oil than I was expecting while it was on the side stand. Could have been just a few drops if I would have been ready with the new seal. I was able to do it all with just a flat head screwdriver. I was able to get the flathead to the inside of the metal in the seal, rotate the screwdriver and then pry out fairly easily.
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