DATE: June l, 1960
MODEL: SUNBEAM ALPINE
SUBJECT: MUD AND WATER ENTRY INTO FRONT HUB BEARINGS
TO ALL ROOTES GROUP DEALERS
This may be caused by a defective hub oil seal or by a damaged `O’ ring seal (Part No. 9107088) on the conical seat of wire wheel type hubs.
HUB OIL SEAL
From Chassis No. B9006126 onwards a double lip oil seal has been fitted. The Part No. of the seal is 1206002 and it must be very carefully pressed into position as shown in the adjoining illustration. Before replacing the front hub ensure the distance piece on which the seal rotates is free from burrs. An end float of .000″/.004″ (0/.11mm) must exist after replacing the front hub.
Care must be taken to ensure that when removing or fitting wire type road wheels that the `O’ ring is not damaged. The slightest damage to the ‘O’ ring requires it to be renewed.
Kindly bring the above to the attention of all concerned.
ROOTES MOTORS INCORPORATED
Wholesale Parts & Service Depts