speedy sleeves

Submitted: Monday, Jun 02, 2003 at 14:56
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Has anyone had any experience, good or bad, with speedy sleeves as a fix for worn sealing surfaces? I have scoring on the rear diff housing hub inner seal surface on an 80 series L'cruiser. Any info would be appreciated.

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Reply By: geoff - Monday, Jun 02, 2003 at 15:10

Monday, Jun 02, 2003 at 15:10
Yes John they work well, I work as a fitter & turner and have used them many times before. It's cheaper then spraying the up and easyer

Regards geoff
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Reply By: xr500 - Monday, Jun 02, 2003 at 16:10

Monday, Jun 02, 2003 at 16:10
It depends on how deep the groove is. You can measure the depth with the blade part on the verniers .If it is more than 0.010" or 0.25mm deep it may pay to fit a speedy to it but if it is less it would be better to grind it out with cylinder grinder.
Speedy sleeves can put too much pressure on rubber seals and may not last.
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Reply By: herkman - Monday, Jun 02, 2003 at 20:07

Monday, Jun 02, 2003 at 20:07
These things are the greatest, and have a feature that should also be atractive.

If the journal that you put them onto, has more than .002" oval, then the sleeve will bunch up, which is its way of saying, time to machine.

We used them mextensively on Kenworth trucks, when the lip tension on the seal was too low, to stop weeps.

Regards

Col Tigwell
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Reply By: Member - Tim- Monday, Jun 02, 2003 at 20:13

Monday, Jun 02, 2003 at 20:13
John, I have used speedi sleeves on the rear of falcon crankshafts with very good results. Don,t know how we did without them Regards Tim
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Reply By: Trevor - Monday, Jun 02, 2003 at 22:25

Monday, Jun 02, 2003 at 22:25
Hi John,
re your query on speedy sleeves:
having owned 4 Range Rovers I am eminently qualified to talk about oil leaks. Speedy sleeves are the best thing since canned beer. I have fitted them to almost every orifice that can leak. The only thing to watch is deep scoring - this needs to be machined off so the sleeve has metal under where the seal runs. Have the surface built up if necessary. the speedy sleeve often slightly increases the lip tension on the seal which is just what is needed on pommy vehicles.
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Reply By: Member - Michael - Tuesday, Jun 03, 2003 at 13:22

Tuesday, Jun 03, 2003 at 13:22
You will also need to check the installation depth they have a cup type tool to tap them on and it does not go down very far.You may have to adapt a way of fitting it if its to deep and use a good loctite under the sleeve to stop oil coming under the speedie sleeve .They are a very invaluable tool and much more economical then metal spray.They only take up 4.00 thou so seal crush is not a problem.Mike Gotta get out there. Debbie and Mike
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