keep in mind that only late 8n's have the inner and outter axle seals..
yep.. no place in the trumpet for them to seat... wonder what they were thinking when thy pushed them up in there?Thanks guys. Those pictures show me that I have the earlier set-up. You might find it amusing to note that the PO had a set of inner seals just rolling around on the axles.
ditto that for sure!The seals are seated in the trumpets first...
n/m, I think I can determine that, by the direction of the cone bearing on the hub end of the axle, that the axle is thereby retained within the trumpet. That bearing is then pre-loaded by the axle nut outside the hub, thus holding the axle firmly in place on its outer and, and it is stabilized at the inner end by the differential side gear. Therefore, the axle can only be removed by removing the trumpet, correct? Furthermore, the inner axle oil seal (if my trumpet casting in fact contains one) cannot be replaced without removing the trumpet and axle, right?