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Nearside Drive shaft oil seal

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by B1GW1L, Sep 10, 2012.

  1. B1GW1L

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    Guys

    Anyone know where i can order a N/S Drive shaft oil seal from most garages have said its an audi dealer only part im hoping someone on here can advise me otherwise?


    Thanks in advance.
     
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  3. Lewis583

    Lewis583 Active Member
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    Have you tried the usual places?
    Eurocarparts/GSF/Andrew Page

    Can't see it being that expensive to be honest from main dealer
     
  4. Westy

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    I've had non dealer parts before that don't fit correctly and just leak anyway. Get a dealer CV boot mate.
     
  5. Greg-S3

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    It won't be anymore than £20 from a dealer, it'll fit well and won't leak, after market oil seals aren't worth the trouble!
     
  6. B1GW1L

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    OKay so ill get it from a main dealer anyone know if theres a thread for fitting it yourself or would it be better to take it to a garage and get it done?

    I presume you need a ramp ?
     
  7. Westy

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    You can do it on axle stands. I did mine. You need a spline tool to undo the bolts and a fair few extensions to reach the bolts where the shaft bolts to the gearbox. You will also need a CV boot too to do up the annoying clips.

    I broke my clip tool on the last CV boot and ended up just going to a garage. It's not the cheapest job labour wise but it's a bloody messy job. If you have all the tools, give it a go.
     
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  8. B1GW1L

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    To the garage it is then :)
     

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