[DML] Re: Differential Adjustment Nut
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[DML] Re: Differential Adjustment Nut

I have an automatic (2 nuts) both are 8 1/4 to 8 1/2. I marked both 
so at 8 turns it was just alignment - I didn't get exact that after 8.

Be careful, you can damage the nut (crack or break) if you are not 
using the right tool or something similar to the right tool. Cracks 
will allow it to leak.

Harold McElraft - 3354

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Matthew" <matthew.spittle@...> wrote:
> 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/), 
> not even he has ever counted the turns.  Also talked to Dave 
> 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 
> 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 
> 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 
> Not too many folks seem to have much information about it, outside 
> "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.
> Thanks,
> Matt
> #1604


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