Installing a speedi-sleeve

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Installing a speedi-sleeve

Post by marlinh » Tue Dec 03, 2013 9:48 am

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This is the groove in the crankshaft.
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Speedi-sleeve kit minus the install tool. You need to find a piece of pipe the same diameter but longer than the one that comes in the kit because it is too short.



Here is the pipe I used to install the sleeve. It was slightly larger than the proper tool but I made it work for me.
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Coating of non hardening sealant on inside of sleeve.
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Start of installation.
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New seal. Care must be taken when pushing seal past lip of speedi-sleeve to prevent damaging it.
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Re: Installing a speedi-sleeve

Post by ARCHINSTL » Tue Dec 03, 2013 11:07 am

XLNT pix! Which Speedi-Sleeve did you use? What was your vendor source?
Further question - speaking from my ignorance, now...
From SKF's home page on it:
SKF SPEEDI-SLEEVE has a removable flange to simplify installation (fig 1). The flange can most often be left intact, but in applications where the flange will interfere with other system components, it should be removed so as not to cause friction heat and wear debris. The flange should also be removed in applications where it may reduce the supply of lubricant to the seal. This would reduce the cooling effect of the lubricant, resulting in elevated underlip temperatures and premature aging of the seal material.

Is there a reason you left the flange on? Should lube get to the seal?
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Re: Installing a speedi-sleeve

Post by marlinh » Tue Dec 03, 2013 11:59 am

I left the flange on because I figured the oil could get around it, and because of the recess it is in I figured it would be a pain to remove. This is a first one I've installed on these cars and if there are any changes to what I did, I will update this post. I was concerned about leaving the flange on in case the seal presses up against it, so I will be keeping a close eye for leaks.

I bought it from Lordco here in BC, which was in stock! PN: SKF 99128.

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Re: Installing a speedi-sleeve

Post by irowiki » Tue Dec 03, 2013 12:05 pm

So what caused the groove? The seal rubbing there?
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Re: Installing a speedi-sleeve

Post by Petros » Tue Dec 03, 2013 1:05 pm

running dirty oil all the time will result in it acting like laping compound, slowly cutting a grove right where the seal presses against the crank shaft. I have found that usually polising the crank were the seal rides with 600 or 800 grit wet and dry paper or fine scotch bright pad usuually is all I needed to do, but for a badly grooved seal land on the crank, this is the only solution short of replacing the crank.

A machine shop might suggest welding it up and resurfacing the seal land, but that is only worth doing if you where having the crank reground anyway for a complete rebuild.

this sleeve is a brilliantly simple solution for this kind of problem.
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Re: Installing a speedi-sleeve

Post by dlb » Tue Dec 03, 2013 7:05 pm

marlene, do speedi-sleeves come in specific sizes? i assume you have to measure whatever the sleeve is going on to get the correct size of sleeve.

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Re: Installing a speedi-sleeve

Post by marlinh » Tue Dec 03, 2013 9:02 pm

They do come in specific sizes, but the parts place does the work for you. You give them the application and they match the part.

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Re: Installing a speedi-sleeve

Post by marlinh » Sun Mar 16, 2014 12:47 pm

I had a look at this repair today. I was draining coolant anyway and my curiousity got the best of me. I tore it apart to see how the seal was doing. I am happy to report that there are no leaks. Not so lucky with the cam seal. Going to check if it needs a sleeve too.

I had wondered about removing that flange on the sleeve and decided to leave it. It doesn't seem to interfere with lubricating the seal at all. Good news for anyone else who may have to tackle this job.

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