Richard Leopold wrote:
> I'm replacing u-joints, rear suspension bushings and differential mounts
> in my 75 TR6 w/51,000 miles and have the following questions about the
> differential while it's out:
> The differential leaks at each axle flange, how much of a hassle is it to
> replace the oil seals?
> I have a non-leaking spare diff from a 70/71. Can this be swapped as an
> alternative? This diff also seems to have less gear noise when the axle
> shafts are rotated by hand, and it turns more freely. Is this good or bad?
> Richard Leopold
Richard The hardest part about changing the oil seals is removing the
axle flange. I tried to enlist some tips from the list about a month
back but I think most thought I was referring to the axle flange.
Of three TR6 diffs only one of these came of the tapered shaft without a
fight. I'm about to try it again with a 50 ton press. I need to pull the
shafts to put my TRF back ordered 4.10 on my newly aquired Detroit
On my first diff project I had to heat the hub to a cherry red,
destroying both the seal and the inner bearing.
71 &74 TR6's