RE: [DML] Differential Adjustment Nut
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RE: [DML] Differential Adjustment Nut

  I recently removed the nut (to replace the seal that twisted in), carfully counting the turns, however, when I put it back, it was not clear when the threads actually start to catch (starting the turn counts). But I discovered that as I tightened it down, it really tightened up as I got my original "punch marks" lined up. So much so that it would be very difficult, if not impossible to turn another whole revolution from there, hence it was obvious that this was the correct "last turn". I have driven about 200 miles since then and no problems. 

To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx: matthew.spittle@xxxxxxxxxxxxx: Tue, 22 Apr 2008 17:36:28 +0000Subject: [DML] Differential Adjustment Nut

Has anyone actually ever removed the differential adjustment nut? Ican't find anyone who has, and has actually counted the turns. Italked to Derek Bell of Bell Performance (, andnot 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,, but never wrotedown how many turns it was. I believe it was around 8. Now I'mre-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 carefullyremoved the adjustment nut, counting the turns. I got 8 and 1/4. Could it be possible that these were assembled somewhat consistentlyin this regard? If I had more data on this, perhaps it would becomeobvious that every one, for example, was turned 8 and 1/4 turns. I doubt that the factory assembled them using the same procedure inthe workshop manual, because of how lengthy it is (assemble casehalves and torque all 30-some bolts with only the differentialinstalled, wrap string around the differential, measure the force ittakes to spin it, then disassemble the halves, install all of theinternals, 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. Iwill set it to 8 and 1/4 turns if I can find no other information.Thanks,Matt#1604 

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