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In the box I got;

1 lip seal with plastic guide sleeve

1 seal install/driver/depth gauge

1 smaller thin seal (steel backed with rubber od and id) with same ID as crank OD, but smaller OD than cover hole

1 black rubber 'square profile' o ring that has same OD as cover hole

1 black rubber 'rectangular profile' o ring. Is this for the breather cap seal?

1 gear case gasket

Is any of this 'extra' stuff for the actual crank seal???

Ok, methinks the steel-backed smaller seal actually snaps inside the main part of the big crank seal... AFTER installed to proper depth... Hence "2 piece seal"??

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well, right or wrong, the front cover is back on. sheesh. What a ____ poor technical write up on that dang seal. Fel-pro ususally would take a 'problem' inherant to a particular engine, and make improved seals/gaskets over the OEM. But what they did here is add the extra backing to the oem seal, the extra sheild (which is commonly thought of as a 'driver', or depth gauge) which it is NOT. A lot is up to the imagination when opening up the box! No intructions. none. Just a box of 5 loose parts. I must of spent 2 hours searching online for just a scrap of info on this seal!

Figured out the larger flat band was for the breather seal.

I must of blown an hour just to confirm the torque on the pump shaft!:stuned: 125 ft lbs!!! ON A TAPERED SHAFT

is INSANE, especially with a keyed hub and fine thread! But, that's where she's set now!

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Are you talking the pump shaft to the ip? Ive wrenched on a few Deutz engines, I remember seeing some wild torque specs with them as well. One particular job I remember doing a head gasket on a 6 cylinder air cooled. Torque specs called for 125 ft lbs plus 120* on the bolt head! About gave myself a hernia!!!

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Are you talking the pump shaft to the ip? Ive wrenched on a few Deutz engines, I remember seeing some wild torque specs with them as well. One particular job I remember doing a head gasket on a 6 cylinder air cooled. Torque specs called for 125 ft lbs plus 120* on the bolt head! About gave myself a hernia!!!

yepper! IP drive gear. The pressure that hub trying to stretch it must be horrendous. And add the little slot for the keyway is a perfect spot for a split! I found an early VP44 tech bulletin (straight from Bosch) that has 'only' 25 ft. lbs.. That's what got me searching! When I found more than one agreeing with the 125 ft. lbs.... 'here' included.... that's what I went with. It did take quite a hump to get it dismantled..
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