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#1 Benito_S6

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Posted 25 June 2020 - 09:56 AM

Taken engine out to repaint and have noticed a free play in the diff output shaft. Have read that it could be fibre thrust washer, bronze bush in cover or a new diff could be needed. It’s worst on driver side as can be seen int video. Without stripping down, what’s people’s opinion on what it’s most likely to be? It drove fine with no clunks or knocks, only found out there’s owt wrong with it now it’s out.

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#2 Benito_S6

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Posted 25 June 2020 - 11:16 AM

I’ve uploaded it to YouTube as not sure if videos have uploaded right on here so they can be viewed.
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https://youtu.be/25eHMcJLniE

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#3 GraemeC

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Posted 25 June 2020 - 12:06 PM

The play in and out shows there may be some wear in the planet gear thrust washers.

The up and down play is expected as, without the pot joint that runs in the bush in the cover, there is nothing supporting that end of the output shaft. 



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Posted 25 June 2020 - 12:30 PM

The play in and out shows there may be some wear in the planet gear thrust washers.
The up and down play is expected as, without the pot joint that runs in the bush in the cover, there is nothing supporting that end of the output shaft.

Brilliant Graeme, thanks a lot. With the very small amount of in and out play, is it excessive enough to warrant a strip down to change the washers to eliminate it all together? Might be worth doing so I know it’s perfect if it’s not a massive job.

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Posted 25 June 2020 - 12:39 PM

If I were you, I would refurbish the differential now before it s'plodes! I have some experience with that.

 

http://www.theminifo...al#entry2409082



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Posted 25 June 2020 - 01:54 PM

If I were you, I would refurbish the differential now before it s'plodes! I have some experience with that.
 
http://www.theminifo...al#entry2409082

Something I am looking into doing now. Thanks




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