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Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2011 8:29 am 
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Thinkin of having a go at rebuilding an ED XR6 diff. Cant be that hard...

Other than the usual sockets and torque wrench, anyone know what special tools are required?

 

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Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2011 8:51 am 
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dial gauge and magnetic base.

 

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 Post subject: Re: what tools do you need to rebuild a diff
Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2011 9:43 am 
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The noise of some new diffs I doubt they use too many checking tools in factory.. Lol..
Yea some blue past to check contact patch...

 

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Posted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 8:52 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: what tools do you need to rebuld a diff
Posted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 7:06 am 
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Arent there just a few bearings to replace and reset the pinion preload? Whats gonna cost me dear?

 

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Posted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 8:08 am 
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You need a spreader tool for the housing, a spring tension gauge to check preloading and a dial gauge to check backlash and as mentioned prusion blue to check meshing.
You may or may not need a pinion preload spacer if you are not swapping gears and same with the spacers on the main bearings.

 

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Posted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 8:19 am 
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Thanks for the tips, appreciate that...
Yes there is a bit to learn and maybe it will cost a bit to buy tools,mistakes, etc but i think i will have a go...
the trouble with car maintenance has always been finding a shop you can rely on to do a proper job. The diff in my car is noisy as and it was 'professionally' rebuilt a year ago.

 

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Posted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 10:46 am 
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Albino wrote:
Thanks for the tips, appreciate that...
Yes there is a bit to learn and maybe it will cost a bit to buy tools,mistakes, etc but i think i will have a go...
the trouble with car maintenance has always been finding a shop you can rely on to do a proper job. The diff in my car is noisy as and it was 'professionally' rebuilt a year ago.


Try dropping the oil out, and put some Penrite Limslip 140 in it....it won't hurt it...see how that goes.
Sometimes with high milage diff gears, they need to be relapped, thats the only way to get them to stop making a noise.

 

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