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If I set up my gears incorrectly when would I know it?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by jakeslim, Mar 8, 2004.

  1. jakeslim

    jakeslim 1/2 ton status

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    I installed my own gears in the 14ff last october, but have only hit the road a few times since late January....I'd say aroung 150 miles or so. I don't hear anything bad and plan to check them at 300 or so(?). Is it something that would be immediately obvious or could this hit me at 5k or whenever. I checked backlash and used the compound stuff and it looked ok when set.
     
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    just PM jekbrown about how fast things will go wrong /forums/images/graemlins/doah.gif /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif
     
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    hmmm...calling Jekbrown, come in, calling Jekbrown, can you here this. /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif
     
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    Anyone else on this? When I pull cover, will I know if install is good or bad(after 300 or so miles)?

    I plan on taking k5 out for some decent miles over the next couple of weeks and fear "doom" on the road.
     
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    Run the pattern again and see what you've got.
     
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    You can usually tell right away:
    There will be signs like a gurgle or chuckle at certain speeds or it will howl under certain conditions according to manuals I have read
    Hope this description makes sense /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    will howl under certain conditions

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    just gotta filter out the TSL howl /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif

    I will look for unusual signs of wear at fluid change.
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
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    will howl under certain conditions

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    just gotta filter out the TSL howl /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif

    I will look for unusual signs of wear at fluid change.

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    Or2play's burban.. you could hear it over the TSL's. 42 inch tsl's. not much. he shimmed it out some more. that helped. not sure if he has taken it out all the way as needed. has about 300 miles on them i am guessing. dunno though.
    Grant
     

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