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    Speedi Sleeve for MB Axle

    All I am looking for experience on use of Speedi Sleeves on a worn axle on a 1941 MB front axle (size 1.191"). 1). Specifically did it work? 2). What company and size did you use?
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    You can use the SKF chart attached, or there are some others on line for the correct sleeve. It should be a 99118. The best price almost always seems to come from Rock Auto on those things. I use have used and have recommended spedi-sleeves (wear sleeves) for decades. Yes they work and work well. Proper installation is imperative. I usually press them on as opposed to driving them on. You will need to make a tool to press the sleeve on to your axle shaft. You could try 2" PVC pipe or something similar and turn the I.D. to size.if you need to. Always fill a deep grove with liquid metal first. Currently I have sleeves on a few components in my jeep, including on the axle seal surface.

    https://www.skf.com/us/products/indu...-speedi-sleeve

    https://www.rockauto.com/en/partsearch/?partnum=99118

    The sleeve will work well on the inner axle seal surface you have shown in your picture. That being said the sleeve will not repair a bearing surface.
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    Just like Bmorgil said, Speedy sleeves have saved the day on a lot of worn seal surfaces. Now a bearing surface a sleeve will not work, because the sleeve would not withstand the press fit of a bearing.

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