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My old crusty 606 that I rescued from a fence row has been puking gear oil all over the place so I decided I'd pull the hubs off and take a look at the seals...... welllll the hubs were already loose!! turns out the gear oil has been seeping between the hub and the axle shaft. All I had to do was back off the bolt on each hub and they slid right off! I never get that lucky!
OMGSH!!! I'm getting irritated! Rented a hub puller and the bolts for the hub aren't long enough and only go just short of half way into the hub. I busted a lug bolt out of the hub (it still has viable threads though) and I'm wonder if anyone has any tips or tricks. Ive used penetrating spray and heat on the hub. I may have used to much heat though? Don't know. Any idea's would be great. This friggin thing seems welded on!? Andrew C.
I'm debating whether or not to upgrade to the four-bolt hub on my C165. I have a swept axle up front with 16 6.50-8 ags up front and I'm considering this upgrade to make wheel swaps much easier. So, to those of you whom have went with this swap, will the offset of the 18-8.50-8 tires and rims stick out farther than the rear? Right now I have 1.5" wheel spacers on the rear end to make both axles have the same tread width. The rims that I am looking at are ones found on a golf cart as I can get them with almost new tires for $10 a piece although I'm considering upgrading to four or six ply ribbed tires later on and loading them for extra weight and traction. My only concerns are the clearances between the rim/tire against the axle and the front end having a wider track than the rear; I'm not concerned about the diameter of the tires. Any thoughts or tips are appreciated!
Over the last few days I've been browsing through the forums looking for information on how to fix a leaking rear axle seal. I'm happy to report that this forum was extremely helpful in pointing me in the right direction and getting the correct seal (although it was a little tough to find) for my C-160 - so big thanks to everybody! Now, tonight I attempted to change the seal and put everything back together. Seal went on great and I think the leak has been fixed. The problem I'm now running into is with the hub itself. I had no problem removing it upon dis-assembly because of the leaking seal, it slid off with minimal effort. The problem is that when reassembling tonight I've found that after I put the hub on over the woodruff key, the hub seems to spin on the hub, about 1/8 of a turn +/-. That seemed excessive to me, so I tried to tighten up the set screw, which bottomed out and essentially did nothing. I removed the hub again to see that it appears the center of the hub where the woodruff key sits is widened in the middle where the key would sit. It's wider in the middle that at either end of the little track the key slides through in the hub. My question is whether or not this is normal and expected, or should this stay tight and the hub not spin on the axle at all? I tried to take some pics, but hard to get a good angle on it. I fear I'm in need of a new hub...