I have a mid-80's 8x8 Argo IC, and just yanked my bent front axles to replace them with gusseted straight axles. When I yanked off my outer bearing I noticed there were no cork gaskets installed at all. Thinking the previous owner was a slacker, I looked at the parts manual and see there are no gaskets in the Argo explode for this model. Is that possible?
I was expecting to see, starting from the side of the body; cork, outer bearing inner plate, cork, outer bearing outer plate.
Regardless, I do have the four gaskets that I bought to do the job, so now I'm wondering whether to just throw them in there or not. Does it matter either way? Oh...and YES...I did replace the seal with a new one.