How deep to set the PTO oil seal

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by john_incircuit, Jan 28, 2008.

  1. john_incircuit

    john_incircuit LawnSite Senior Member
    from NC
    Posts: 309

    I finally got around to change the oil seal on my 8 HP B&S, (Model: 195707 Type: 0121 01). How deep do I set the oil seal? The well is almost twice as deep as the oil seal is high. The old oil seal was flush with the top, but it was installed over 10 years ago, who knows how deep it was originally.

    Thanks for the help!!

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  2. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
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    John,

    I set them just a tad below flush.....
     
  3. MowerMedic77

    MowerMedic77 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,164

    LOL @ Rob, I love mechanic vernacular you could have also used a SKOSH or the ever popular C- HAIR :laugh:
     
  4. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,024

    OK MM,

    The manual states to install this seal flush. BUT, I like to install them .010"-.012" deeper to get the outer part of the seal away from the leading taper of the block for more sealing surface. [​IMG] :waving:
     
  5. MowerMedic77

    MowerMedic77 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Just giving ya grief Rob, I have used all the above on more then one occasion:laugh: I have yet to see you post any bad info, keep up the good work :drinkup:
     
  6. john_incircuit

    john_incircuit LawnSite Senior Member
    from NC
    Posts: 309

    Thanks!!! I really appreciate the help
     

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