Peter, I've had mine apart and replaced the seal once already, and the seal rides the hub, hub goes over the end of the crank.
I think mine is leaking because I used an aftermarket seal and the hub is scored. A few years ago the price for a new hub was about $80, now they are over $200. Manual says the seal can be set deeper if the hub is grooved, I tried that but maybe I didn't set it deep enough. I'd like to get a used hub and (if grooved) see if a machinist can weld a bead on the groove and then turn it down. Goal is to minimize down time. I'm also tempted to try JB Weld and sand/polish that smooth. -- Max Dillon Charleston SC '87 300TD '95 E300 _______________________________________ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to: http://mail.okiebenz.com/mailman/listinfo/mercedes_okiebenz.com