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post #2281 of 5448 Old 11-27-2011, 11:36 AM
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How do you mod a unit? my brain hurts.
All the instructions are on the first page I believe. Lots of info to go through. I've been told it isn't difficult, I lacked the tools and balls to mod my own though At the time units were very hard to come by and I didn't wanna chance ruining one.


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post #2282 of 5448 Old 11-27-2011, 11:39 AM
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How do you mod a unit? my brain hurts.
See post #8. There are members who will do it for you, too.

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Well I got the screaming monkey this morning, my 06 LJ Rubi only has 20,211 miles and I have been running VR-1 oil for the last 2 changes, good thing I bought a new OPDA awhile ago. Is it easier to replace using the marking method or TDC method, thanks for any help.
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post #2284 of 5448 Old 11-27-2011, 12:24 PM
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Willy, that gear looks great. I don’t remember, how bad was the old one when you replaced it with this OPDA?

Monitor oil coming over the top of the bushing. I got a little almost immediately. If I let it go it seems like when the level in the cup gets down to a certain point it more or less stops. When I first installed it I wanted the cup to stay full so I was adding a little from time to time to keep it full. That only added to the “overflow” so I cut back & have not added any for some time now. Of course at some point the level in the cup could be no higher than the hole in the bushing & little if any oil would be getting to the bushing & it is hard to tell exactly where that point is.

Here is a refresher on mine. The first one shows the oil in the top when I pulled it recently to replace the gear. Because of concerns mentioned at the time by someone I added the support under the fittings. The screw doubles as a way to keep the overflow oil from dripping out.
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Hey guys, I need to replace my OPDA with a new one, which I have, do I use the TDC method or the sharpie method. Thanks.
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Hey guys, I need to replace my OPDA with a new one, which I have, do I use the TDC method or the sharpie method. Thanks.
New one requires TDC.

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New one requires TDC.
Thanks, as simple as it sounds, or should I let dealer install it?
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Thanks, as simple as it sounds, or should I let dealer install it?
Simple as it sounds, though getting it precise can take some fine fidgeting. Some get a CEL after the replacement and need to really tweak the adjustment in teeny-tiny increments. If you have any trouble with it, look for Rubi4mymrs post(s) early (first page or two) in this thread for fine-tuning it. Here's a recent short thread by a fellow who some frustrations that I think (hope) he got got worked out stuck-road-need-help.

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Here are some update shots. I pulled the OPDA during an oil change before winter. These results are with 78598 miles. This is nearly 10K more miles than back in March 2011.

[Upper shaft wiped with rag. I'm still not impressed with the discoloration.

mine had similar discoloration after about 10K. I think you'll find it's staining caused by the 5% Molybdenum Disulphide thats in the AeroShell 33MS grease and is not caused by friction, heat or wear and therefore is of no concern.

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Simple as it sounds, though getting it precise can take some fine fidgeting. Some get a CEL after the replacement and need to really tweak the adjustment in teeny-tiny increments. If you have any trouble with it, look for Rubi4mymrs post(s) early (first page or two) in this thread for fine-tuning it. Here's a recent short thread by a fellow who some frustrations that I think (hope) he got got worked out stuck-road-need-help.
Thank you, guess I will take it to dealer in the morning, probably will charge an hour worth of labor, oh well, better than messing something up plus I will have a paper trail.
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How do you think mine looks?

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I don't have any noise from mine at all, but I ordered a new unit to Fogmod and replace. Because it's a new one, I need to have the dealer install it?
Why is TDC required for a new one but not when reinstalling the current one? What's different?

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How do you think mine looks?
That looks pretty bad. Did you get a look at the gear on the cam while you had it out?

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That looks pretty bad. Did you get a look at the gear on the cam while you had it out?
Yes, couldnt get it to come out clear in a picture. Although it looked great compared to this.
So what causes this abnormal wear? I was thinking this was all about the top bushing not being lubed, how does this gear wear abnormal?

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Yes, couldnt get it to come out clear in a picture. Although it looked great compared to this.
So what causes this abnormal wear? I was thinking this was all about the top bushing not being lubed, how does this gear wear abnormal?
Two separate issues. The FogMod is the easy fix. Finding the culprit for the wear issue is the mystery.
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