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Re: Noisy differential update

To: "Steve Gorr" <>, "MG list" <>
Subject: Re: Noisy differential update
From: "MonteMorris" <>
Date: Sun, 22 May 2005 20:17:05 -0500
I got that contrary front up-joint out myself, I'll have you know. I used a
socket that matched the size of the pressed fitting and began hitting it
with a BFH while holding the socket in place. It finally came out-after I
hit my thumb with the BFH and broke it (the thumb).

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Steve Gorr" <>
To: "MG list" <>
Sent: Wednesday, May 18, 2005 9:53 PM
Subject: Noisy differential update

> Well the noise on deceleration is finally gone. Shame I didn't heed the
> principle that I so often spout. Yes the thrust washers were a bit worn,
> the noise didn't abate after replacing them. Though I swear the sound was
> coming from the back end, it really was the front u-joint using the hollow
> drive shaft like a megaphone. That joint really didn't want to come off.
> a pro an hour to pop that one out. Then comes the test drive and there is
> still noise on deceleration but only between 2500-2000 rpm. Shimmed the
> exhaust clamp and, at last, the noises are gone! Do I get to drive it to
> tomorrow? Nah, severe thunderstorms predicted for Chicagoland. Maybe
> Steve Gorr
> '78 B, Carmine
> Safety Fast

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