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Installation sleeves for Various Seals
Various seals on Audis require an installation sleeve. Valve stem
seals and the front crankshaft seal come to mind.
I think I understand the reason- it's to protect the sealing edge as
you slide the seal over what is usually a sharp edge of the shaft
or stem being sealed.
But is the sleeve really needed? Can't I just be careful when I slide
Or, as an alternative, how about using vinyl electrical tape to cover
the sharp edge? As long as the tape doesn't shed any adhesive
(el-cheapo vinyl tape does tend to shed its glue), shouldn't this
-Douglas Hurst Quebbeman (email@example.com) [Call me "Doug"]
QuattroClub USA# 4536 Audi International # 100024
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