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Old 05-23-2014, 01:00 PM   #1
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factory real seals are junk

decided to check the seals and change the grease, only have about 1500 miles and the seal is leaking, went with the $15 vs the 6 dollar seal, you would think they (lippert) would put in quality seals...
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Old 05-23-2014, 01:42 PM   #2
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Just completed doing the same thing on our CC36RE, like you found 2 of the 4 seals where bad with under 6,000 miles on them. Also went with the better seal this time.
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Old 05-24-2014, 09:27 AM   #3
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decided to check the seals and change the grease, only have about 1500 miles and the seal is leaking, went with the $15 vs the 6 dollar seal, you would think they (lippert) would put in quality seals...
But you know they probably saved 50 cents by getting the cheaper seals...
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Old 05-24-2014, 10:09 AM   #4
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But you know they probably saved 50 cents by getting the cheaper seals...
And $.50 per seal, times four, times a few hundred thousand units per year= real money.

Compared to how many seals fail it's an acceptable risk to them. Sad, but true I'm afraid.

I've pulled mine about 1,200 miles, plus the 700 from Goshen to my dealer so I'm hitting the 2,000 mile range. I'm thinking of pulling my hubs to see how things are going in there.
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I'm pulling mine every fall to clean inspect, hand repack, and better seals also.
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And $.50 per seal, times four, times a few hundred thousand units per year= real money.

Compared to how many seals fail it's an acceptable risk to them. Sad, but true I'm afraid.
Penny wise and pound foolish.
Customer satisfaction and reputation are VERY expensive...
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Penny wise and pound foolish.
Customer satisfaction and reputation are VERY expensive...
Agreed, but it's how they think. Acceptable loss.
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