extracting a frozen oil seal


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Goldmine
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Location: Hornby Island, British Columbia, Canada
Motorcycle: 1983 GL1100 Interstate
1982 500 Silverwing Interstate
1983 650 Siverwing Interstate
1983 CX 650

extracting a frozen oil seal

Post by Goldmine » Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:46 pm



Greetings All: First of all, a huge Thanks to WingAdmin for his 'How To' article on installing a new water pump on the 1100.....a first rate piece of work......so helpful to me!! All was going well with the project until it came to extracting the oil shaft seal. I tried everything I could think of without damaging the seal cavity but it wouldn't budge. I'm about to get out the cold chisels......so if there are any other suggestions out there before I proceed....sure would be appreciated.......Cheers
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DaveO430
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Re: extracting a frozen oil seal

Post by DaveO430 » Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:54 pm

It should just slip right out if you get a screwdriver, or seal puller behind it.

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Kurt J
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Re: extracting a frozen oil seal

Post by Kurt J » Fri Feb 02, 2018 1:37 pm

Take to sheet metal screws and screw them into the seal across from each other.....pull on the screws. Surprised a screw driver wont pop it out though.
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Goldmine
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Location: Hornby Island, British Columbia, Canada
Motorcycle: 1983 GL1100 Interstate
1982 500 Silverwing Interstate
1983 650 Siverwing Interstate
1983 CX 650

Re: extracting a frozen oil seal

Post by Goldmine » Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:51 pm

Thanks so much..Dave0430 and Kurt J for your quick response....very helpful suggestions. I should have realized that somewhere out there, one could buy a seal puller and I can see that the the sheet metal screws would have worked too. As it turns out, just after posting I noticed a similar thread......suggesting a hot air gun to loosen things up......it still took a fair bit of effort, but finally it popped out with no damage to the aluminum. Again....Thanks so much......hope some day I can help the next fellow out!



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