V5 shaft seal leak

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V5 shaft seal leak

Postby 71403 » Fri Jun 16, 2017 6:25 pm

Replaced shaft seal late last summer and it seemed ok. Held over winter but started using it this summer and found clutch wet with oil again. This AM found clutch wet with oil _again_ so tore it down to get a better look at shaft seal area since it only seems to leak while running.

Assuming it is leaking from the shaft area, is this shaft too far gone from salt/corrosion?
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Re: V5 shaft seal leak

Postby GM Tech » Fri Jun 16, 2017 7:20 pm

I've never had this issue- and have resealed hundreds of V-5s. I assume you are using double lip seal shaft seals. If in doubt, go ahead and polish the shaft- fine emory cloth or metal polish. there is a chance leak is from shaft seal o-ring- If wrong size was used- there-in lies the problem- hopefully you replaced the o-ring.
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Re: V5 shaft seal leak

Postby Cusser » Sat Jun 17, 2017 6:20 am

You could try cleaning that up, I figure it should be real smooth.

If mine, I'd just get new, the weather gals are saying 120F here Tuesday.....

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