Do you think I should FOG mod it, or just run it?
Thanks! I need to pick up an new caliper since I just killed mine during my last reloading project so I didn't measure.
See ya on the trail?
Still up in the air. Cam, lifters, etc. are scheduled for UPS delivery today, so tomorrow begins the work. If all goes according to plan, we'll see you on the Rubicon in a couple of weeks.
Great point about end play.
I would not FogMod it for the short term. I consider this one of the "special" OPDA's. There is something about it that is exactly right. I suspect the bad seal will allow oil in the upper bushing area to protect you. Check it in another few thousand miles. Note current wear, and compare.
Maybe it's a matter of when the seal fails that prolongs life?
I agree that it's "one of the special ones," but I'd FOGmod it anyway. Is your thinking, Willy, that if it ain't broke, don't fix it? I generally adhere to this philosophy, but in this case I can't see any potential harm and the stakes are relatively high.
Like I said, my top end is coming apart tomorrow so I'll be posting pics of the original cam, lifters, etc. along with those of the old (dead) OPDA and the new one that I installed about 2300 miles ago. I haven't FOGModded the new one yet, but will likely do it while I'm rebuilding the top end. Anyone have requests for particular photo details that might help guide us in this journey down the rabbit hole?
I'm thinking that 2300 miles isn't much on the new OPDA, so I'm hopeful that there's not enough wear on it's gear yet to pose any problem with mating the new cam gear. Anyone have thoughts on this that I might (or might not) want to hear?