I have finally removed,stripped, assessed and rebuilt the box today, save for the cast iron front cover inside the bell housing, which needs a new seal as the old one has a blemish where it contacts the input pinion and is weeping into the bell housing through the drain hole in the bottom of the clutch release bearing guide tube.
First, sorry for the lack of recent news or posts. The simple truth is that I have been really busy of late between work, a family holiday, and a lot of interviewing and assessment for new jobs, one of which was offered but the conditions weren't … [Continue reading]
While replacing the rear diff, I removed the tops of the rear ProComp dampers to fit new rubber boots, with the plan of adding some oil to lubricate the pistons in the top seals to stop them creaking so loudly. The left damper was fine and the plan … [Continue reading]
Well, at least this afternoon's work went a little better than yesterday's, with no running around trying to find special tools in a hurry. Both diffs are now 4.71 to reduce the strain on the gear box and to give better low speed driving. … [Continue reading]
Well, the title says it all. I spent an exasperating day swapping the Salisbury diffs over again to drop the ratios. Removing the bearings from the carriers to move the good bearings from the 3.54 unit to replace the rusted bearings on the 4.71 … [Continue reading]