Dismiss Notice

Welcome To CK5!

Registering is free and easy! Hope to see you on the forums soon.

Score a FREE t-shirt and membership sticker when you sign up for a Premium Membership and choose the recurring plan.

14 Bolts at the Bone Yard?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by SAVAGE1, Jan 12, 2001.

  1. SAVAGE1

    SAVAGE1 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    May 22, 2000
    Posts:
    1,104
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    BAY AREA, CA
    I was at my local Pick N Pull the other day when I saw two trucks, an '80 and '73 both with 14b rears. Both of them had holes on the diff cover near the center. Is that the drain plug hole or did someone put them there. It was odd because both had them. They looked like bullet holes. Is this common or what??

    Rod

    BLAZER FOOD!!
    [​IMG]
     
  2. Chris Demartini

    Chris Demartini 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2000
    Posts:
    2,406
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Dumont NJ 07628
    <font color=blue>My 14 bolt doesnt have that. That was probably done by the yard so they can remove the cover and count the gears. I have seen a few yards that do this.</font color=blue>

    [​IMG]
     
  3. smp

    smp 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2000
    Posts:
    708
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Florida
    I have seen bone yards poke holes in drain pans to drain them i guess it is easier to do it that way maybe they are doing this to diffs to



    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://WWW.SMP.COLORADOK5.COM>http://WWW.SMP.COLORADOK5.COM</A>
     
  4. SAVAGE1

    SAVAGE1 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    May 22, 2000
    Posts:
    1,104
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    BAY AREA, CA
    Would the rears still be good if I replace the diff cover and change the fluid? What problems might be cause by the hole, rusty gears maybe?

    BLAZER FOOD!!
    [​IMG]
     
  5. blazen91

    blazen91 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2000
    Posts:
    1,738
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Hesperia, Ca 92345
    Are they holes or perfect dents? My Blazer and Sub. have dents and on the inside are magnets.

    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.blazen91.coloradok5.com>http://www.blazen91.coloradok5.com</A>
    Protect the land FOR the people
    Not FROM the people
     
  6. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2000
    Posts:
    36,173
    Likes Received:
    1,385
    Location:
    E-town baby!
    If they are holes, then as long as they didn't get filled up with rain water they should still be OK. I would pull the covers off and have a good look before buying though. If the yard put the holes in the covers surely they wouldn't mind you pulling the cover for a better look. Check for broken teeth, any sort of shrapnel or rust on the gears. Rotate the assembly and make sure it all works smoothly. If it checks OK lowball them anyways and re-fill it and just add a new cover.

    Rene

    [​IMG]
     

Share This Page