In a message dated 12/2/2006 8:17:27 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
...I am going to take the Spitfire to a shop down the road to
have the rear diff resealed (leaks bad)....
How badly does it leak? Is it actually streaming out somewhere, or does it
just get a bit moist over time?
Have you checked the vent on the top of the diff. to make sure it's clear?
If it's plugged up, pressure buildup can force the gear oil out of various
It's hard to see, but what you're looking for (possibly by "feel") is the
head of a split pin sticking out of the top of the differential case --
actually on the forward part of the right rear "ear" (where it mounts to the
chassis). Make sure that area is free of excess grit and grime and that the
that split pin is free to mvoe up and down.
I'm not saying that's your only problem, but it's worth checking out!
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*Man: Well, no ... It's not so much of a jet, it's more your, er,
Triumph Herald engine with wings.
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