Joe(B) & FOT,
The only time that I had a problem with my TR3 Detroit Locker(s) was when GM
reformulated the special oil that they made for this (dog) type of Detroit
when the use of whale oils was outlawed.
Kas had specified the original GM part # in his prep book, and it worked
until GM changet the formula
The new stuff was thinner, and I had a very used Locker fail, and a few races
a factory fresh one went 1 wheel drive.
I switched to thick axle oil to cushion the dog shock, and never had another
These units do not like thin oils; try 85/140 or Redline heavy shockproof.
The crack where the ring gear ID sits is a known issue; I have caught it
In a message dated 9/14/2006 7:42:27 PM Pacific Standard Time,
Date: Fri, 15 Sep 2006 02:40:31 GMT
From: "Joe Boruch" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: [FOT] Locking Diffs
I should have paid attention earlier the list, but...
What locking differentials are available for TR3/4s?
I just took my Detroit Locker (DL) apart and some of the dog gears
are broken. I have some spare gears, but also found cracks in the
flange that the ring gear mounts to. A few years ago one of these
parted completely out at Beaverun, ending my race early.
While I like the DL, looks like reliability is a problem for me with
them(big sticky slicks I am sure are a contributing factor), and
there probably are not enough of them around that I could afford to
keep buying them. Joe(B)