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Re: Installation sleeves for Various Seals

Douglas Q. wrote:

>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 
>it on?

One datapoint:

When my mechanic did the camshaft seal on my 5KCSTQ last, he used
a sawed-off, deburred  piece of PVC pipe with a large washer and a
bolt threaded into the camshaft sprocket bolt hole to ease the seal into
place...no other sleeving or tools.  I was watching while he did it - he
was very careful and took his time.  The new seal worked just fine,

Best Wishes,