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    Bearing buddy spindle seal kits?-gctid385016

    My small lake boat trailer has one side of the axle that keeps making trouble, the seal surface is pitted and even with a good clean up with some fine grit sandpaper and bearing buddies it's still flinging out grease and drawing in water......I'll get to re-do yet another set of bearings before use again

    In an attempt to avoid replacing the axle, I was looking at this:

    But I don't really understand how it works. I thought it was a speedy sleeve type thing but it is different.

    Anyone have any experience with these?

    Just FYI this is a 1" axle, 1-1/4" seal surface, no brakes, under a 270# aluminum lake boat.

    Unlike a speedy-sleeve, these are not as precisionally fit. They will work, but that "seal ring" must make a water tight fit onto the spindle. That's where the O-ring comes into play. Their seal ID is different from the original hub seal also.

    I suppose that the seal ring could also be sealed to the spindle.

    If you can fit a SS speedy-sleeve, you can avoid the risk of this O-ring seal failure, and can also then use the standard hub seal.

    If you should replace this axle, be sure to buy one with EZ Lube, Sure-Lube or Super-Lube spindles.

    Rick E. (aka RicardoMarine) Gresham, Oregon
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