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Looking around on the computer i found a video, yes on youtube of someone changing the rear seal. on a bolens 1050. And after watching it.... "hell during it" I was wondering if this is the real /right way to do this ,The video in question was posted by Offroader94 On oct 13 2013. I don't think this was posted by one of are members. I have seen some of the members videos , and well ???? If any one has seen it or does look at it please give me / us your Professional Opinion .. I just hate to see some one followed this video and it not be correct. And no it's not me .

Patrick

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His method for removing the old seal is wrong, prying the seal against the casting is a bad idea as you damage the mating surface where the seal sits.

I have always done it by the method described above using machine screws, I have done one 1050 and two 850's so far with no issues.

Also, I'm not sure why he hammered that hub back in there, but mine always slid right back in with everything properly aligned.
 

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There are plenty of people out there that love to make videos of how they think things should be done. Unfortunately most people I have found that like to make videos are the same people I wouldn't trust to change a light bulb! This is not to say they are all bad but there is no substitute for a service manual and a bit of mechanical know how. Just my opinion but if the manufacturer left it up to youtube then there would a lot fewer functioning machines out there!
 

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There are plenty of people out there that love to make videos of how they think things should be done. Unfortunately most people I have found that like to make videos are the same people I wouldn't trust to change a light bulb! This is not to say they are all bad but there is no substitute for a service manual and a bit of mechanical know how. Just my opinion but if the manufacturer left it up to youtube then there would a lot fewer functioning machines out there!
As I am learning, the manual, know how, and some expert advice go a long way
 

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There are plenty of people out there that love to make videos of how they think things should be done. Unfortunately most people I have found that like to make videos are the same people I wouldn't trust to change a light bulb! This is not to say they are all bad but there is no substitute for a service manual and a bit of mechanical know how. Just my opinion but if the manufacturer left it up to youtube then there would a lot fewer functioning machines out there!
Thank you for saying it like that . If I said it I would have a butt load of points.

Patrick.
 
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