Originally Posted by DirtyDog
Look at the link I provided above. Tough to describe without pics. I've removed the seal with both methods. At this point, I prefer a puller over a drift on any such removal... bearings, seals, etc. Slow, even pressure vs. smacking a pointed object against a delicate one. Makes sense to me.
I see! Yeah, that does actually seem like a lot better way to remove or install. Keeps it nice and even, much less chance of it getting jammed. I'll have to remember that next time I have to install a bearing or a seal. The water seal in this instance seems like the perfect use for this method.