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 Post subject: Left or right hand thread on Diff Pinoin?
Posted: Sun Jun 04, 2006 6:14 pm 
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Hi Guys,
Is the Pinion Bolt left hand or right hand thread?

Wife drove over a 6meter log roll of bubble wrap.
Thought nothing of it untill I smelt the Stench!
Plastic had melted onto the Exhaust and wrapped around the tail shaft.
It had melted into a solid plastic casting around the Pinion Seal and oil was already leaking from it. Could not cut into it! Had to use a heat gun to melt it back off.

 

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Posted: Sun Jun 04, 2006 6:17 pm 
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Posted: Sun Jun 04, 2006 6:25 pm 
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RH thread i think. book isnt telling me
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Posted: Sun Jun 04, 2006 6:44 pm 
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Cheers Mark.Tania,

Thanks for looking.
It won't budge in either direction and I'm scared I'll stip it or worse, snap it off!

 

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Posted: Sun Jun 04, 2006 7:12 pm 
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Yes its right hand thread.

I used to use a box section pipe and drill 2 holes in it for the tail shaft bolts. then use I think from memory a 1-1/16th" socket on a breaker bar or use a rattle gun!

before you remove/lossen it mark the bolt and pinion just for reasemmble references (not that it'll be in the exact same spot again)

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Posted: Sun Jun 04, 2006 7:22 pm 
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Thanks Krytox,

And thanks Fordmods
I'll put a bit more pressure on it and cross my fingers.

 

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Posted: Sun Jun 04, 2006 8:04 pm 
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Man, that sucker was tight!

But it's OFF :)

Thanks again..

 

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Posted: Sun Jun 04, 2006 8:19 pm 
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It would want to be tight!

and just to recap, what was the socket size? just so I know for the future!

And be sure you put on some loctite 272 or somewhat just to be sure!

If only you were in melb, I've 2 pinion seals here that have been sitting in the shed for years! and its probably the only thing stopping you from re-assembling! (unless u bought one)

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Posted: Mon Jun 05, 2006 7:01 pm 
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Hi Krytox,

You were spot on with 1-1/16" Socket and right hand thread. MANY THANKS.
Had no access to additional tools, so diff locked with handbrake on and lots of grunt.

Picked up the Seal before I started the job (Repco $6.00). Whole job took 3hours including burning off the plastic that had been run over.

All is fixed and 200ks have been clocked up with no signs of any leaking - the diff lost every drop of oil.

Many thanks again,
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