I just bought this locker second hand ARB. Dana 35.
But while i was handling it (without care) i broke the small copper line.
A friend told me if i weld it maybe ill damage the diaphragm.
What is the best solution to fix it?
That is a pressure sleeve. You need a new one. Easy enough to replace while you have it out. Any ARB dealer can get you one.
The thing about those sleeves are...
Some are inside the bearing and some are outside the bearing. the inside ones require one to press remove and press the bearing back on. An Auto shop function mostly.
Is very hard to get parts here in Mexico, also very very expensive. Ill check if my friend can weld it with few heat for dont damage it more. And if i get the piece it will cost me to much and takes 2 months to get here. >.<
Dillard, do you think that the chew in the locker case is a big problem?
I can't say with any degree of certainty.
However, something fairly catastrophic occurred which caused somebody to grind the body down. My guess is that the pinion gear either walked out (actually in) enough or was bent & deflected enough to cause serious teeth gouging to the ARB.
There are a number of things that can cause or contribute to this.
Personally, I wouldn't run it - even if it were free due to a long laundry list of reasons.
I think the pinion was loose and make those marks :/ Ill see how it works in a month >.< And ill try to learn how use micrometer so maybe i can install myself. If not at least ill have experience for later x,x
Also, Joe Dillard makes a good point... But in response to his comment, I would say keep it in mind but proceed. This may be your chance to rid yourself of your D35 anyway. Repair and install the locker and give it a go. If everything instantly explodes, install Ford 8.8 and be done with it.