[DML] Differential Adjustment Nut
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[DML] Differential Adjustment Nut

Has anyone actually ever removed the differential adjustment nut?  I
can't find anyone who has, and has actually counted the turns.  I
talked to Derek Bell of Bell Performance (http://www.un1.co.uk/), and
not even he has ever counted the turns.  Also talked to Dave Swingle,
and he has never removed the nut.    

I had removed mine to powder coat my transmission (see here,
http://www.dcpowdercoating.com/files/DSCF0046-1.jpg), but never wrote
down how many turns it was.  I believe it was around 8.  Now I'm
re-assembling it, and I would like to get it as close as I can to optimal.

Having another 5-speed box sitting here, I marked it, and carefully
removed the adjustment nut, counting the turns.  I got 8 and 1/4. 
Could it be possible that these were assembled somewhat consistently
in this regard?  If I had more data on this, perhaps it would become
obvious that every one, for example, was turned 8 and 1/4 turns.  

I doubt that the factory assembled them using the same procedure in
the workshop manual, because of how lengthy it is (assemble case
halves and torque all 30-some bolts with only the differential
installed, wrap string around the differential, measure the force it
takes to spin it, then disassemble the halves, install all of the
internals, apply sealer, install and torque all 30-some bolts again).

Not too many folks seem to have much information about it, outside of
"Don't remove it."  

So, anyone?  I'm not tearing it down to use the workshop procedure.  I
will set it to 8 and 1/4 turns if I can find no other information.




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