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Unread 06-17-2012, 07:45 AM   #3346
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Hey Stripperguy! Just curious if you are intending to bring these to market yourself, or just hand it over to a shop? This inquiry is leading somewhere...

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Unread 06-17-2012, 08:39 AM   #3347
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Mr. Tex,
I own an extremely advanced R & D company that services the aerospace industry and the US Government.
I happen to have a full machine shop at my disposal, and I served an apprenticeship as a toolmaker before furthering my education.
I also have 17 rental properties that I maintain and rehab with my darling bride.
With that said, my free time (such as it is ) is precious to me.
I prefer to not manufacture any of this myself...I have many reliable vendors that are always in need of work.
Feel free to PM me with your thoughts...
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Unread 06-17-2012, 09:37 AM   #3348
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With that said, my free time (such as it is ) is precious to me.
I prefer to not manufacture any of this myself...I have many reliable vendors that are always in need of work.
Feel free to PM me with your thoughts...
Will this be offered as a kit so the buyer can install the componants himself?
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Unread 06-17-2012, 12:02 PM   #3349
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Bob,
It could be. The install is simple, requiring installation of a press fit bushing and drilling 3 holes (using the future upper bearing support as a drill template), then installing the upper shaft sleeve, another press fit. Easy enough to do with a vise or even just a socket and mallet.
The disassembly of the OEM bushings is the only tricky part.
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Unread 06-17-2012, 02:24 PM   #3350
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It could be. The install is simple, requiring installation of a press fit bushing and drilling 3 holes (using the future upper bearing support as a drill template), then installing the upper shaft sleeve, another press fit. Easy enough to do with a vise or even just a socket and mallet.
The disassembly of the OEM bushings is the only tricky part.
Sounds simple. So no machining of the housing is needed? I'd like to do my own and utilize my flow through oil design on at least one of them to get more oil to the gears.


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The disassembly of the OEM bushings is the only tricky part.
I have not attempted to remove the bushings. But the way I think it could be done is to tap them with a 1/2" threads and screw in a long bolt and drive them out. I think someone on here has done that.
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Unread 06-17-2012, 10:00 PM   #3351
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Bob,

Threading the bore of the bushing could be one way to remove those steel bushings. 1/2" thread ain't gonna do it, though. Remember, the shaft size is .531" or so, you would need a 9/16 or 5/8 tap.
In any case, only the first bushing, whichever it is, is tricky to get out. After removing the first bushing, you have direct access to the second bushing.
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Unread 06-18-2012, 12:04 AM   #3352
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I have not attempted to remove the bushings. But the way I think it could be done is to tap them with a 1/2" threads and screw in a long bolt and drive them out. I think someone on here has done that.
Don't know the tap size but here is one that did it that way:

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/20...l#post11361307
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Unread 06-18-2012, 07:15 AM   #3353
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Threading the bore of the bushing could be one way to remove those steel bushings. 1/2" thread ain't gonna do it, though. Remember, the shaft size is .531" or so, you would need a 9/16 or 5/8 tap.
In any case, only the first bushing, whichever it is, is tricky to get out. After removing the first bushing, you have direct access to the second bushing.
Yup, 9/16" tap. My mistake.
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Unread 06-18-2012, 12:58 PM   #3354
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Nothing really to add to this subject, but I wanted to say thank you.

This morning I started the Jeep and heard the unfortunate noise. Thankfully, because of this thread, I knew what the noise was, how to replace the opda, and had a spare unit to install already.

So, thank you.
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Unread 06-18-2012, 01:47 PM   #3355
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Thats kind of whats got me scratching my head , Do I buy another to have here or are we close to having someone sell them already modded and not need another stock one or will we have to buy the parts and mod it ourselves so I need an extra one any way ...... I guess I will just wait it out being I can park it and use my truck if the Monkey gets laughing at me .
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Unread 06-18-2012, 03:54 PM   #3356
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[QUOTE=Terdar;13738665]Nothing really to add to this subject, but I wanted to say thank you.

This morning I started the Jeep and heard the unfortunate noise. Thankfully, because of this thread, I knew what the noise was, how to replace the opda, and had a spare unit to install already.

So, thank you.[/QUO

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Unread 06-18-2012, 04:03 PM   #3357
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Thats kind of whats got me scratching my head , Do I buy another to have here or are we close to having someone sell them already modded and not need another stock one or will we have to buy the parts and mod it ourselves so I need an extra one any way ...... I guess I will just wait it out being I can park it and use my truck if the Monkey gets laughing at me .
If you have any intentions of keeping the Jeep buy another one, or maybe 2 new ones. Remember, these Jeeps have not been built in 7 years or more and have never been built by the company that now builds Jeep products. The great majority are off warranty and the only source for the OPDA is Mopar/Jeep and if they decide to quit building them you could be screwed.

I am thinking the modification stripperguy is coming up with does not require a new unit as it sounds like at least the top portion of the shaft will get sleeved. Most OPDA units get damaged at the top part of the shaft only.
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Unread 06-18-2012, 04:10 PM   #3358
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Since I only bought the 05 a little over a month ago it will be around a while so I will order one to have on hand then .

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Unread 06-20-2012, 01:41 PM   #3359
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Another unfortunate victim. Replaced the opda over the weekend after hearing the noise for a week.
The old one spun fine but the lower gear showed difinate wear and an odd wear pattern.
Went at 28k miles and I only use mobile 1 synthetic.
I havent pulled it apart to inspect the upper shaft but will do so if pics are needed.
New one has the fog mod done, but looking for something more permanent as I cant see the grease fully encasing the upper bearing.
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Unread 06-20-2012, 02:04 PM   #3360
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Another unfortunate victim. Replaced the opda over the weekend after hearing the noise for a week.
The old one spun fine but the lower gear showed difinate wear and an odd wear pattern.
Went at 28k miles and I only use mobile 1 synthetic.
I havent pulled it apart to inspect the upper shaft but will do so if pics are needed.
New one has the fog mod done, but looking for something more permanent as I cant see the grease fully encasing the upper bearing.
Look up Big Bobs oil line set up. I installed a oil press. line with a valve to constantly oil the shaft.
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