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    crosbyman

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    #187270

    anybody know the cheapest place to buy without 20$ shipping !!!

    303345 are .375 h .554 ID 1.00 OD hate to spend 50$ + for 2 seals 🙁

    thanks

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    rmhxruss


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    #187271

    The Sierra version is $11.25 each.

    frankr
    frankr

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    #187272

    The problem is “Canada”. I don’t know which country is ripping you off–yours or ours, or both. Anyhoo, the postage price for USPS small flat-rate box to Canada is $26.85. Same box within US is about $8.

    Maybe you need to order enough stuff to fill that flat rate box up.

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    Steve D
    Steve D

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    #187276

    Hey Jacques, I’ve been able to find that seal sometimes under CR/SKF 5605 at a much lower price. You could check bearing/seal houses in your area or NAPA, RockAuto, Advantage Auto, Kelly, etc. or whatever else you might have out there. I have gone to NAPA and ordered them and it might take 5-7 days for them to get them in and sometimes a minimal shipping charge but it works out to be a fairly reasonable price.
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    outbdnut2

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    #187340

    The number crosses to SKF 5605 (SKF is the old Chicago Rawhide that made the OEM seals).

    http://www.skfextranet.com/Catalogs/457010/sealdetail.asp?s=5605

    https://www.skf.com/group/products/seals/industrial-seals/power-transmission-seals/radial-shaft-seals-pt/index.html?designation=5605

    With this number, you can search the web for a good price, or go to your local bearing store if you have one nearby.

    Here’s one on Amazon for $14.95 and free shipping (not sure how that works in Canada):

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B000CKM2EA/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=%27SKF+5605+seal%27&qid=1574008797&sr=8-1
    Dave

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    crosbyman

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    #187377

    thanks all .. saw a utube with guy with a 18-2682 kit doing a 9.5 reseal looks not to bad will search in Canada prices US shipping to $$$$$

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    chris-p

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    #187378

    The SKF seals are made of steel. Obviously not a good idea for a seal that is constantly submerged!

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    crosbyman

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    #187421

    very true I guess call me cheap as I may just compare cost benefits of simply coating the SKF with …whatever to give it a longer life span . the innards will be coated in oil anyway and the outer exposed surfaces can be covered up with a thin layer of GOOP or something like it.

    no salt water anywhere for 500 miles anyway 🙂

    lots of time to decide till Spring time ……. I have to make this pleasure last a few months

    RICHARD A. WHITE
    RICHARD A. WHITE

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    #187423

    The problem is “Canada”. I don’t know which country is ripping you off–yours or ours, or both. Anyhoo, the postage price for USPS small flat-rate box to Canada is $26.85. Same box within US is about $8.

    Maybe you need to order enough stuff to fill that flat rate box up.

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    I can send a 6″ X 6″ X 4″ inch box, under 8 ounces to Canada for about $10…… 9 ounces it goes up to $16.85 or so USD

    http://www.richardsoutboardtools.com

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    crosbyman

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    #187426

    and in Canadian money it goes up to 25$ .. so much for free trade ….

    taking my chances … I ordered 4 skf 5605 $11 each in Canada .. they should last a few summers..:-)

    Steve D
    Steve D

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    #187431

    I know what Chris is saying and I’ve stopped using those for that reason. But I’ve come across 2 or 3 SKF that are stainless, like this one. For what it’s worth, whenever I ordered OEM 303345 from a dealer, ebay, etc., they come stamped with the CR # 543870 and they are stainless. Whenever I ordered SKF 5605 they come stamped with the same CR number and are stainless. Your mileage may vary. Let us know what happens.
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    crosbyman

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    #187460

    dealer said they were steel with SS springs… order due in in 4 days only from Toronto

    hard to say how long they will last but I will cover all external water exposed surface areas with GOOP or good old contact cement to seal out the water

    I am 69 for another 2 weeks and have 5 turtles… enough to last me a while ………with my johnson 6hp 2x merc s (3.9 and 4.0) and a few JW’s 🙂

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    crosbyman

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    #187553

    picked up my skf seals today… they are covered with a blueish rubber like coating so I think they will be fine

    Only .250 in height raher than the .375 norm the seals will be pushed all the way in the mating surface and will allow the rubber sealing to be exercized on a unused part of the shaft
    which hopefully will be just as good and not be subject to ” shaft wear” from the previous seal wear and tear on the shaft .

    🙂

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