Re: [DML] Gearbox overhaul
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Re: [DML] Gearbox overhaul

Hi Chris,
When replacing the axle lip seals, be VERY CAREFUL to avoid scratching or  
gouging the transmission casing which the seal is fitted into during  removal.  
Doing so will require a lot of careful work to repair it or else  it will leak 
worse than it did from the beginning!!
To ensure a leak-free axle, you should get the seals from Grady, clean the  
casing really well, use anerobic sealant on the seal, and be sure to hit it in  
straight with a pipe or something.  You have to hit it in from the outside  
edge, or else you will bend the inner lips which have metal reinforcement.   
You will have to go slowly and carefully or else it will probably go in  
Also, it is wise to trade your axle yokes in to Grady to get his rebuilt  and 
sleeved yokes.  A little spendy but most everyone says it is worth  it.  
There are o-rings on the shafts coming out of the transmission.  Those  get 
shredded up over time.  Make sure you get those from a DMC vendor  too.  Might 
as well replace them while you are in there!
There is also a seal of some type in the front of the tranny where the  
linkage goes in, but from what I hear, it is not worth replacing unless it is  
leaking badly already.  I didn't replace mine, the only penalty is a tiny  bit of 
oil hanging from the first linkage rod from time to time.  No big  deal.
I replaced the fill and drain plug while I had my transmission out  too.
That's about it!  Might as well degrease it and paint it while you are  at it.
Good luck  -
In a message dated 4/24/2007 6:48:29 P.M. Central Daylight Time,  
christopherhawes@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx writes:

My  gearbox changes okay, but is a little notchy and the little rubbers for
the  linkages that ensure a quiet, slick silent change could also benefit
from  changing. Any suggestions on anything else that should be replaced  or
worked on whilst the clutch/gearbox are out of the  car?

Fargo, ND  
1982 DeLorean DMC12 VIN 11596

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