View Full Version : 500 mile post dif rebuild

08-24-2009, 08:04 PM
Looks acceptable to me. Thanks for the great work Slee. Any feedback?

08-24-2009, 08:06 PM
It seems as though the Rogaine that Slee put into your diff fluid is doing it's job. :lmao:

Uncle Ben
08-24-2009, 08:31 PM
Looks like a Chia-plug! ;) :D

08-24-2009, 09:23 PM
Magnet's doing its job.. all that crap was pre-rebuild.

08-24-2009, 10:38 PM
looks good man, run it!

11-20-2009, 08:27 PM
4k post rebuild. This looks like a lot of metal to me. Flakes about the size of a wood tick.

11-20-2009, 09:19 PM
Panning for gold! I dunno if that's bad or not, my first change had flakes in it but not enough that it worried me.

11-21-2009, 12:54 AM
Run it till it screams. You'll know.

Oil: change early, change often.

11-21-2009, 08:55 AM
Ugh.... it is screaming quite loudly. It's waiting in Golden for Joe to make sweet love to it.

11-21-2009, 09:07 AM
Aw crap.
Well, our best thoughts are with you.

11-21-2009, 02:00 PM
Thanks, I walked to work this morning.

11-21-2009, 02:32 PM
Thanks, I walked to work this morning.
Is that bad? You are getting kind of a big butt.

11-21-2009, 04:53 PM
I would have never expected that after seeing the first pics of the drain plug. They looked normal to me for something that was just rebuilt. The second set of photos really surprise me. After that first oil change you should have been good to go for a while.. I don't think that I would have even looked at it for at least a year of dd. That's just me tho. Let us know what they say

11-21-2009, 06:34 PM
I could've given you a ride dude!

Hope you have the rig up and running soon.

11-22-2009, 08:40 PM
Thanks, winter work is only 1/4 mile away. So I think I'll be keeping my butt. The timing was pretty good for being without a rig for a while. Parking in Vail is not always free.

11-25-2009, 12:27 PM
:mad:It's the outer pinion bearing again. Christo said it was pretty much welded to the pinion gear. Great. I guess the good news is it's not the Tranny or T-case. They're going to replace the R&P in the front using a solid spacer instead of crush washer. I'm trying to convince my wife it's time to swap from 4.3(factory) to 4.88's. I guess if I were going to regear this would be the time. Any thoughts? My plan is to keep the truck another 3years and maybe back off a little on the difficulty of trails I'm running.(yeah right) Running 295x75r16. Don't really see going to 35's. Wife said,"Maybe you should get another truck for wheeling and use the 100 for camping and towing the pop-up" I love my wife.

Maybe I should buy a Jeep.:lmao:

11-25-2009, 01:44 PM
I think you'd really like 4.88 gears... downhill descents are a lot more controllable. But that's just begging to get bigger tires, then a little more lift, then... well you know.

How long do you have to decide?

11-25-2009, 10:05 PM
Christo is working up estimates for me.