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Unread 07-26-2013, 04:43 AM   #31
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Made it w/o problems. Stopped midway to feel diff. and could hold my palm to it for 20 seconds or so. Just like the 1st test drive

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Unread 08-03-2013, 08:34 AM   #32
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I made it through a full week of Chicago driving and back to Indy yesterday without any problems. Rear axle is doing great. If work slows down in next week I plan to open it up and check the fluid for specs of metal. Today I get to replace the blower motor as it stopped last week.
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Unread 08-25-2013, 06:02 PM   #33
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Here are the photos of the fluid after just over 1000 miles of mostly highway driving after the bearing replacement. The 1st pic is fluid and the 2nd pic is, of course. inside the diff. No worse than my 1st fluid change after the shop did their thing. Sorry to disappoint, still hasn't grenaded, will let you know if it does. I know there are a lot of views just for that. Over 1000 views but few comments. Also will check fluid after another 1000 miles just to be sure.
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Unread 08-25-2013, 07:01 PM   #34
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Sometimes we view just to learn, no need to clutter up a thread with derogatory remarks

How many rears have you set up? Believe it or not the backlash is very important. You may have just been lucky, I'd rather be lucky than good any day though
At least you go for it.
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Sometimes we view just to learn, no need to clutter up a thread with derogatory remarks

How many rears have you set up? Believe it or not the backlash is very important. You may have just been lucky, I'd rather be lucky than good any day though
At least you go for it.
Kudos for that!
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I haven't set up any rear ends. I have replaced bearings in my 30, 44-a & my wife's 35. After spending almost 2 grand to the "respected shop" on the 1st 44-a & 30. I re-use the factory shims & set pre-load to factory spec on replacement. I use a local racing machine shop for machine shop services. My machinist is a rear end specialist. I understand backlash is important... I take a leap of faith that if I don't change gears, just bearings, and get a good gear pattern, especially with the large solid shims, that the repair works. Thanks for your positive words
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