Bill it baffles me why they would do this..wouldnt the bearing get more lubrication with open side facing chaincase?Cudney Racing said:Yes it is correct. -- Bill
You both have it backwards. The sealed side of the bearing should be facing the drivers. The open side(where you can see the actual internals of the bearing) faces your chaincase. It gets lubed by the gear oil you put in the chaincase. This is a joke right?809UpYourAss said:Bill it baffles me why they would do this..wouldnt the bearing get more lubrication with open side facing chaincase?Cudney Racing said:Yes it is correct. -- Bill
Im not arguing with your answer cause that is how i installed it, but im just curious.
Sorry, You were both right. My mistake.809UpYourAss said:no.....i put the bearing in sealed side facing chaincase.....look at the manuel for the 2001 Mach Z at the following url and explain to me...
Yes, you are correct. I think it is stupid to have all that available oil and not use it.809UpYourAss said:ok bearing on the driveshaft inside chaincase.
I put the bearing sealed side facing the chaincase, open side facing drivers....this correct?
Thanks Joker, and Bill.joker said:The oil that seeps through the shaft and bearing cant go on the ground because there is a seal behind the bearing.Keep the seal on the bearing facing the gears and the unsealed side will be running in clean oil.
Mach D, as much as I give you all the enthusiasm in the word in your expedition on "thinking outside the box", I will note that the seal is facing towards the chaincase to keep shavings out, and chaincase oil gets into the bearing through the center of the driveshaft.MACH D said:Ditto for me Mikadoo. MY 94 has the bearing in ""edit for bad language" backwards" but IT IS the ORIGINAL BEARING that has been in the sled since DAY ONE!!! Proven by the test of time. Why do the automobile mfgs. make cars that don't last forever. They make a heck of alot more money on repairs and parts. Sled mfgs also. A buddy owns a Doo dealership and he's crying cause the lack of snow no ones riding therefore no big money repairs. Remember you have to look outside the box. Can't always go by a picture and call it gospel. I've only owned/operated a automobile repair business for 25+ years but I'm just a "wannabe" to some.
?NOS2stage said:Mach D, as much as I give you all the enthusiasm in the word in your expedition on "thinking outside the box", I will note that the seal is facing towards the chaincase to keep shavings out, and chaincase oil gets into the bearing through the center of the driveshaft.
sure thing, that center seal goes out and u will need a new chain case, and if u think it wont happen trust me it will.... some times u have to use commen sence.
Hey guys, jump off the ego train for one second, I know you are all pro certified mechanics and know everything in the book and then some, but I do believe the bombardier plant has been at it just a little longer than you guys.MACH D said:That was my reason for making the comment early on. "Is this a Joke"(not said to offend anyone). Not till I was proven wrong was I aware that Doo had changed the bearing seal position in the later models. As Mikadoo stated, early Doos came with the open side towards the chaincase to constantly be in a bath of oil. With my background,(its only logical to have a open sided bearing exposed to oil) I would have never thought Doo would make a dumb move like this. Like you Mikadoo, NOS, I've been around this kind of stuff a long time also and have seen poorly designed products hit the market and the public pays the price for someones screw-up. My intention on these sites if to offer my real life experiences that I see day in day out. I don't care how a bearing is placed on someones sled. Its only my $.02, take it for what its worth. Dave
Bill,Cudney Racing said:The reason the seal is on the gear side is so that any metal shavings, from wear on the gear or chain don't get into the bearing, the bearing will get oil due to the fact that the oil can pass around the center of the shaft and around the outside of the bearing but shavings and filings can't. -- Bill