>A friend of mine has a leaking pinion seal on his TR-3. Can I remove
>the pinion flange, change the seal, and reassemble. Or does this
>differential have one of those pesky crush washers as part of the
>pinion assembly like the TR-6? I do not see one in the parts
>illustration book and we do not have a manual. Even if it does, can
>we re torque the nut safely without further compressing the washer?
>Pat in NC
Afetr having just gone through a 64 TR4, I was able to just replace the
seal and flange.
If the seal leaks, it's a good idea to give the flange a thorough
once over to find out why the seal failed.
Several reason why a seal will fail. 1/ age. 2/worn pilot shaft
bearings, allowing shaft and flange to viberate. 3/Worn U=joints and/or
out of balance propeller shaft will alsoo cause the seal failure, but the
vibration should have been noticible long befor a seal failure.