I just bought a 14 bolt for the k5 and I really need to clean the thing. I was thinking about taking the whole thing apart and taking it to a machine shop to have it hot thanked. I really don’t have the time to sit there and clean it. Will the axle work properly if I putt every thing back together the same way it came apart? What I mean to say is, if I putt all the shims in the same way will the clearances be the same. I will clean the pinion part myself. What I am trying to avoid is having to take the axle to a shop after I clean so they can set the backlash and clearances. Thanks. Charles.