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Old 11-20-2007, 04:54 AM   #1
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Is this easy to do? How easy is it to set the backlash for the pinion gear? I'm just curious because i'll be changing my 1.6L diff for a 1.8L unit. I have everything except the diff itself. Right now everything is in pieces because the owner i bought it from sold the torsen diff. Got everything else for $100, so i scored on that part. Just gotta find a diff for now. Anyways, goin back to the point, is it easy to put together?
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you'll spend as much in parts to do it yourself as you would to pay someone to do it.
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Old 11-20-2007, 11:48 AM   #3
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swapping meatballs is cake. takes about 15 minutes to set backlash if you have a dial indicator and a 8" span caliper with long jaws.
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you'll spend as much in parts to do it yourself as you would to pay someone to do it.
I dont know where you buy your parts but that is definately not true.

Its pretty simple once you get the hang of it, like y8s said you need a dial indicator, and this paste stuff you use to check the actual wear pattern on the teeth. It just takes some time the first time to get everything into spec..
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So this doesn't seem that hard. I think i'm gonna replace all bearings since its already all apart. Time to get somemore new tools!! woo hoo
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Anyone happen to have the specs on what the tolerances should be? I like to attempt to do everything myself, just a good way to save money on other stuff.
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I'll try to upload the specs later tonight if I get a chance. What diff are you rebuilding? I assume you'll need the 1.8 specs.
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I have a 96 1.8L. I'm having trouble finding the bearings for the diff and pinion shafts in Hawaii. It really sucks in some ways to live here!!
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