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What swivel kits have you had good success and some longevity with? I don't mind buying components separately (like genuine seals) if that allows me to get better quality bits. Its for a 1989, so Railko bush type.

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Are yours pitted? If not I'd keep them and just change the seals and shims etc. If they are pitted I'd try and find an old axle with good ones.

A few years ago I fitted a couple of S**tpart teflon ones which actually fitted really well. I did sell the truck soon after so I've got no idea how long they lasted.

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I repaired two pitted balls on my S3 with Devcon and it was really successful. I was very careful to sand back to ultra smooth and the new seals worked well. I used a new bush and bearings each side plus I was very careful with the preload.

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I got mine from our friendly local (ish) supplier Rich.

Can't remember brand (Possibly Allmakes / Bearmach)

(Genuine seals and Ashcroft CV's /Shafts)

Mine are later type but not fallen off yet. ?

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Thanks all. Its just the swivel on the passenger side. The other one has a teflon ball, but some of the coating looks to be wearing hence the thread really as i think it was Britpart.

The chrome ball (probably original) that is leaking, looks in fairly good condition, but it has a few tiny bits of corrosion in places. I have done the seal on it previously, so i was thinking to just replace with a new ball. I might stick a sachet of one shot in there for the summer hoping that that will solve the leak and lubricate for now. Then I can gather the parts over the next few months and replace it all later in the autumn. I'm so busy at the moment, i dont have time to do it properly!

Has anyone had any joy rechroming the balls? I kept the one off of the other side and there is a company called Ashford Chroming near my parents - i wondered if it was the sort of thing they might do. Then i would have two spare ones on the shelf. Otherwise, i may go the Devcon route as it seems a few have had some success in this way.

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I still had a tiny leak of one shot on my 110 after putting on a new seal last year. There was a little pit at the bottom, just where the seal touched it. I pulled the seal reatiner and seal away after draining the grease as best I could.

Once it had dripped away I cleaned up and mixed a little devcon (two part - like glues) and put it in a couple of pits. It's really easy to smooth it off once it cures - I used a bit of wet and dry. It really does work and won't take you long.

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