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Outboard oil seal

Post By: Matt      Posted: 8/27/2020 1:08:57 PM     Points: 45110    
Looking for help finding locally an oil seal for my old (86) Yamaha 70HP. I've found one online but looking to find one local.This part doesn't sell separately from the oil pump assembly ($$$). Wondering if any of you mechanically skilled folks have ideas on someone (hopefully in northern Colo front range) that might carry such a thing. It is a double-lipped spring oil seal, and the dimensions are what matters: 9.5mm ID x 15mm OD x 4mm wide (thick)).

I've tried auto-parts stores, hardware stores, & Grainger. Close but no cigar.

As this motor gets older, I think I'll be needing to find more non-OEM parts like this! Simple fix here, but extremely hard-to-find part.

 Reply by: Hawaiian Punch      Posted: Aug. 27, 2:12:57 PM     Points: 8170    
Matt . . .try Whistler berrng on the I-70 frontage road . . . .if you can carry in the old seal,they can match it . . .a phone call may save you the drive.
 Reply by: Matt      Posted: Aug. 27, 2:33:30 PM     Points: 45110    
Thanks HP! Gave them a call, no luck.
 Reply by: Fishing Freds      Posted: Aug. 27, 4:40:09 PM     Points: 20    
Rocky Mountain supply in Ft.Collins. Bring it in and they will match it up.
 Reply by: bron      Posted: Aug. 27, 6:26:14 PM     Points: 38411    
Check Mcmaster Carr. If you can figure out the exact rubber and durometer and you get a 12" x12" sheet I can make you the gaskets. Shoot me an email Matt.
 Reply by: Hawaiian Punch      Posted: Aug. 27, 6:28:29 PM     Points: 8170    
Matt,give Pat at Vintage Outboard a call at 8am.He should know where to get the seal . . .303-456-9926.
Tell him I said hi and I'll see him after the boat ramps close.
 Reply by: Ryan      Posted: Aug. 27, 9:24:32 PM     Points: 2423    
More parts than anyone else I know. They are in Denver.

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 Reply by: Matt      Posted: Aug. 27, 11:39:35 PM     Points: 45110    
Thanks guys! Fishing Fred - got same recommendation from a neighbor and called and struck out. Bron, I think itís a bit more complicated - itís a double lip spring oil seal. But if u think u can make that then let me know. HP Iíll try vintage manana. Thanks. Most boat shops will say the same thing.... theyíd buy the entire oil pump assembly. And Ryan I checked Crowley online and couldnít find what I needed. There are a few good OEM places, but this is a rare seal. Not sold separately, only included (I assume) in the OEM oil pump assembly which is $200. This is a $1.50 part Iím trying to find. Iíve got one coming via mail but I donít know when itíll be here. And I hope it fits. Would be happy to spend a couple of bucks to get it tmrw and finish up.
Thanks everyone.
 Reply by: Hawaiian Punch      Posted: Aug. 28, 3:17:31 AM     Points: 8170    
Let us know the outcome?
 Reply by: Dan Swanson      Posted: Aug. 28, 8:28:59 AM     Points: 1377    
Try Twin City Outboards. Their website is not useful other than getting th phone number. [log in for link]
 Reply by: Matt      Posted: Aug. 28, 11:34:48 AM     Points: 45110    
HP will do - and Dan is that in MN? Assuming by name. Was trying to find someplace local. Meanwhile, the part I ordered online is in transit. Anxious to see if it works. It should. It's the only one I could find local or online that has exact measurements I need.
 Reply by: TADA32      Posted: Aug. 28, 11:55:36 AM     Points: 15766    
Have you tried graco? They deal with hydraulic stuff but might have something that would work?
 Reply by: Dan Swanson      Posted: Aug. 28, 2:28:13 PM     Points: 1377    
Matt, it is in Minnesota. When it comes time for parts for older outboards these are the people where Iíve had to get parts. Order and wait.
 Reply by: Matt      Posted: Aug. 31, 8:22:16 PM     Points: 45110    
Thanks. Will check out Graco. I got the seals today by mail and they are perfect match. Used Popped one in, put stuff back together, hooked the hose up, closed my eyes and turned the key. All seems to be running good. Need to take it out.
 Reply by: Hawaiian Punch      Posted: Sep. 1, 1:41:09 AM     Points: 8170    
Matt . . .I don't want to jump the gun,but "all's well that ends well" I hope this solves your issue.

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