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    Man I feel dumb for asking this questoin (14bolt)

    Which way does the hub seal go on I got my hubs painted flat black, all cleaned up, new bearings, etc. Alls I got left is the seals and I dont know which way they go on, I'm thinking the rubber side in but if someone could verify for that for me that would be awesome! THanks!! :D
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    Anyone who would install a seal backwards is pretty much a dumba$$. The part with metal (slinky looking thing inside the lip) faces the grease/oil.





































































    After my recent D70 rear axle installation, I took the truck to the picnic at Ernie's. No leakage. I went out on the Sunday ride a few weeks ago. I left my house Saturday afternoon to get to the campground early in the evening. About three miles from home, I stopped at a gas station to fill up. I noted that the rear pinion seal was leaking quite a bit. I stopped at Autozone and picked up a seal & some gear oil. Arriving at the campground, I got to work, installing the new seal. Thinking that is looked different than the one I took out, I said, "This may sound stupid, but did I install it backwards?" Lambert confirmed that I had. Feeling real cool, I pried it out, (hoping that the extra D60 pinion seal that I carry) would work.....it did. No more leakage. This reminds me that I want to start a topic on grease seals, and will do so in a few minutes.....seriously. Don't feel bad about asking your question...at least you asked before you installed it backwards. :D

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    Well yeah most seals have that spring thingy that goes inwards. Unless I didn't see it, it doesn't have one. It's a timkin seal if it makes any difference. I could snap a pic if needed.
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    I know what you are referring to...regarding the metal part. Most seals have the "retaining ring" but some don't. Look at the seal: the inner-most part of it. Whichever way the rubber is angled, that needs to face the grease/oil. It's intention is to keep it in there. Take a minute to look at the seal, and you'll see what I mean.

    If this doesn't help, post a picture, and I'll tell you which side goes where.

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    after looking at it for a few more minutes, I am almost 100% sure this side faces outwards



    and this faces towards the inside

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    Picture #1: If the inner lip is facing downward (it looks like it is) you are correct.

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    Tell me about it! I'm not watching it (far too boring for my tastes) but I am getting all of the highlights from JU off topic.
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    JU off topic is reallly bland compared to Pirate chit chat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lugie
    JU off topic is reallly bland compared to Pirate chit chat.
    Yes, but the folks on Pirate generally realize everybody is bullsh**ing. The turds on JU get enranged thinking people are serious....
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    Yep, that's correct.

    It's a dual-lip seal so it's a little harder to tell which way it should go. The easiest way to tell is by looking at the outer metal ring. On the top picture (the side that faces out) the outer metal ring is a solid piece. The bottom picture, showing the inner face, shows the metal ring as being two pieces.........notice the line that runs right along the orange part. If you would put this side out you could get contaminants into the seal through this split line.
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    thanks guys!! 8)
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