Originally Posted by nj636
There are definitely hacks out there & unfortunately you dealt with one.
So many important steps that can be skipped or done incorrectly, how they managed to install the wrong seal is beyond me. supporting the bearing race when pressing the flange in is crucial.
Are you bringing it back to them? that bearing will be dead with the wrong seal on it.
I guess. Man this pisses me off.
I figured I'd save a few dollhairs and support a local shop, they're literally next door. Yet another reason why I don't like farming out work to other people.
The face on one of the bearings got totally scarred up; leading me to believe that the force applied was uneven.. Plus, the integrated seal on the ceramic cartridge was pushed out as well..
I'm kind of at a loss as to what I do, since this is my daily driver.
I dunno dude, don't want to clutter up your thread with my personal BS.
Do I get another set of outer seals from NAPA and throw them in as is? Run them until they're shot? Trying to press them out and install the proper seals is going to destroy those brand new bearings.. I don't know what the life expectancy will be with the incorrect seal in there. They're completely different with regards to sealing surfaces/seal lips.
Go over there and bitch at them?
Shoot me a PM, don't want to clutter your thread.