Hi all - sorry to ask a seemingly basic question but cant get a good idea from the merc manual on what exactly to do -
Got a kit and helped some1 install new seals
- we couldnt exactly figure out where seals
go and what direction -
When we took it apart there were 2 seals in the upper drive that we took out from the top - nothing from the bottom.
In the kit were 2 matching seals and also one thicker one that was about 3/4 the thickness of the other 2 combined.
We put in the two matching ones from the kit, one with the lip/spring facing down toward the lower housing, and the 2nd one with the lip/seal facing up toward the upper square cap with the 4 bolts.
I used permatex form a gasket
#1 (hard setting/fast drying) on the seals and put everything back together. After about an hour and a half in the hot Socal weather
I did a low psi test of 2, and then later a 4 psi test and the whole unit held up perfect.
Anyway - I want to know if we made a mistake along the way? Got conflicting info online where one posted said BOTH lips have to face upwards
I thought we had to install one seal from the bottom, or is that earlier models? And did we just happen to get an extra seal (thicker one - what models does the thicker one go on?)