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So I popped the cover off my D60 today..

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by mendo, Jan 20, 2007.

  1. mendo

    mendo Registered Member

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    and wasent to happy. First of all strait water came out followed by handfuls of mud. Then I looked at the welds on the spider gears and they looked chipped and worn.

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    Here you can see the chip in the weld and worn spider gear on the right side.
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    And then while shuveling out the mud found this broken peice chilling at the bottom of the dif.
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    Looks like a broken cross pin but i havent seen one with a ridge in it like this, but then again this is my first time ever looking inside a D60.

    Should I just junk the whole spider gears and replace them with a locker or can I still run them how they are. I have noticed no noises at all and 4by works as good as it always has. Thanks
     
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    if you have the money then a locker is the way to go. any time you weld up a rear you can't expect it to last forever.
     
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    I have never welded a front 60 before But when i do weld a diff i dont just weld between the spiders. I know it saves the case Incase you want to return it to stock but it forces the spiders to wedge together and its like prying on the case so it can crack it. And the slack it creates. I normally weld the entire case red show where. [​IMG]
     
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    Never had one break free or break at the case. Shaft gives up 1st.
     
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    Put that roll pin back in:haha:

    Its what holds the cross shaft in the carrier. There will be a hole for it on the outside of the carrier.
     
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    Ive always believed in the "add more wire" philosophy You CANT over do it so why stop there? Just make a giant spider ball:D
     
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    I made mine removable incase I did not like it I could return it to an open diff:D. I might go in and weld it solid now that I have run it and Dont really see a problem with it.

    Ira
     
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    I can understand this reasoning, but ive never been one to want to do things twice:crazy::haha:
     
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    thanks for the writeup... I think I may just do that instead of buying a lockrite....
     
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    Does anyone know where I can get a new roller pin?
     
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    Napa should have them in various sizes or any hardware store. They are used for all kinds of things you just need to get the proper size.

    Ira
     

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