Oil seal on the front diff.

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Oil seal on the front diff.

Post by ArthurKinnear » 25 Jun 2018 12:57

Hi everyone, just signed up and introduced myself.. :biggrin:

I have a 1981 Nissan Safari.. Just got it and eager to get it rolling..
I've Googled around but cant seem to find a definitive answer.. Conflicting info..

Front left left wheel was leaking gear oil, i pulled it apart to see where its coming from and have found it a little confusing.

I don't see an oil seal between the drive shaft and diff housing "tube" to stop the oil entering the hub. I don't see how one would fit in there either, the gap looks too small. Looking at the diagram off the online manual it says there should be one.
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But looking at the shaft and the housing, i don't see how an oil seal could fit there..
I'm pointing at the outside of the shaft (Left of the picture) , it doesn't seem right.
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Any insight would be highly appreciated, else i'm forced to strip down the other side to get an idea on what's going on.
Never expected a simple oil leak to confuse me this much.. :think:

Thanx for reading..

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Re: Oil seal on the front diff.

Post by Peter Connan » 25 Jun 2018 17:46

Confusing indeed.

I have not worked on a Safari yet, but the oils seal is definitely present on my Y60 and the Y61's as well.

On the other hand, it certainly doesn't look like there is a journal on that shaft for one to seal on...

Couple of guys who may be able to help:
1) Graham. zero83 4one7 75zero3
2) Chris Boegman (Bogeyman)
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Re: Oil seal on the front diff.

Post by Kagiso II » 25 Jun 2018 20:24

let me have your E-mail address - I can mail you the actual workshop manual [OR ask Kobus Pienaar aka "Herrie op Safari"] to post you the CD/DVD with the manual in PDF
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Re: Oil seal on the front diff.

Post by juice » 26 Jun 2018 06:32

I had the same issue when I rebuild my front diff ' the older ones did not have a outer oil seal,
There is a oil seal on the inside at the pumpkin which has to replaced '
The oil will run into the tube and over the years it filled up and started to leak ' if you
Park at a angle with the left wheel lower you will proberbly fine it leaks even more

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Re: Oil seal on the front diff.

Post by Wilkie » 26 Jun 2018 07:28

those seals are inside next to the crown wheel and pinion and if you look at your side shaft too you will see where the smooth machining was done ,that is where its running ....K@K job

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Re: Oil seal on the front diff.

Post by iandvl » 26 Jun 2018 08:33

Kagiso II wrote:
25 Jun 2018 20:24
let me have your E-mail address - I can mail you the actual workshop manual [OR ask Kobus Pienaar aka "Herrie op Safari"] to post you the CD/DVD with the manual in PDF
There is a link to all reference manuals (including Safari) here: viewtopic.php?f=42&t=7667

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Re: Oil seal on the front diff.

Post by ArthurKinnear » 26 Jun 2018 11:08

Thank you everyone...
All the help is much appreciated!!!!

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Re: Oil seal on the front diff.

Post by Peter Connan » 29 Jun 2018 05:28

Arthur, follow the links to a manual:

http://patrol4x4.co.za/viewtopic.php?f=73&t=7805\

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