Gman- Just put in the seal retainer kit three days ago. Noticed the seal was out beyond the case about 1/16th or so, is this bulging? Hopefully its not totally flush or rescessed in normal condition! Got lots of cash in this motor and didn't plan on any crank work until 5000mi or so...gman086 said:4500 is a lot of miles and wheel bearings are cheap so I'd replace them. The one bearing you need to be worried about on the 03 is the outer crank one behind the primary clutch. That sled wasn't vented properly for using petamo grease and does not have a seal retainer so you can blow the outer seal (or even inner seal on the 03 design). Guys have used Airdoo800X's seal retainer effectively. I've used a breather mod effectively. Others have done nothing and still have no problems but you'd notice that seal bulging out as a warning sign if you do have probs. You might also consider replacing the driveshaft and jackshaft bearings for prevantative maintenance.
JBASS said:Mine was that way also when the kit was put on my sled everything still fine..So that sounds normal to me.