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    Polairs Virage Driveshaft bearing

    Does anyone know the best way to get the seals off the driveshaft carrier bearing housing?


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    I took one of my through the hull bearing carriers out yesterday to change the seals after getting worried about it being a leak source and not knowing the condition of the seals. I'll let you know what I do to get it apart.

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    I have the parts how did you get the seals out of the housing?

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    Are you replacing the seals and bearings or just the seals?

    You can put the through-hull assembly on a block of wood and use a decent length flat blade screwdriver to tap downwards to push the seal out. Take a few taps on one side then rotate around to push it out evenly. The last one I did they didn't want to budge so I put the assembly in a bench vise and used a long flat blade screwdriver to pry it out. I slowly added more and more pressure till it would pop on that side and then rotate and move to the other side to try to remove it as evenly as possible so as to not damage the housing.

    If you are removing the bearings for replacement they can be a bit more of a pain. I use the first method of putting the housing on a block of wood and tapping one out. Once one of them is removed you can use a socket that just barely fits through the assembly to drive the other one out.

    Usually they come out with a bit of force but aren't aweful. The last bearings I removed were a royal pain to get out, they just didn't want to budge. Once they started to go they came right out but they were in there good.

    Thinking about it, I should've taken some pics of when I rebuilt my last one. I don't think there's a how-to anywhere on here for it just info on seals and bearings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThrottleOut View Post
    ... I should've taken some pics of when I rebuilt my last one. I don't think there's a how-to anywhere on here for it, just info on seals and bearings.
    Yes please. The more How-To posts we have, the better

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    IM replacing the seals only I got the seals at a bearing shop. IM replacing the seals on two different housings for use later. The bearings in using now in my Virages are the newer design I think I like the older housing better the new one housing no place to put on the shroud.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Polaris John View Post
    IM replacing the seals only I got the seals at a bearing shop. IM replacing the seals on two different housings for use later. The bearings in using now in my Virages are the newer design I think I like the older housing better the new one housing no place to put on the shroud.
    That would be the aftermarket design available from Watcon?

    All the OEM Polaris through-hull bearing units I have seen have the groove for the plastic coupler cover.

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    I take a pair of channel locks and grab the inside of the seal. Then just use the curve on the back side of the channel locks to lever the seal out. It destroys the old seal, but who cares??? Its getting replaced anyways.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Polaris John View Post
    IM replacing the seals only I got the seals at a bearing shop.
    Were you able to buy the seals by part # or did the bearing shop simply match them up to what they had in stock? $12+ per seal from a Polaris dealer seems on the high side for what it is.

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    save the time and get one of these - this one does not use the shroud cover, and fits all our Polaris ski's

    http://www.amazon.com/WSM-Complete-C.../dp/B000GU7XVI

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