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Nick F.
11-26-2006, 09:33 PM
Got my t/c back together finally. I suprise myself sometimes. Turned out real well from what I can tell on the bench. All new seals and bearings and a couple of new gears. Everything is in spec too. Now I just got to get the sucker back on. Anyone want dibs on my truck if I kill myself trying to hold 2 gears in place with one hand and try to hoist the t/c up with my other:hill: I want to run synthetic in it, would it be smarter to wait till after 1000 miles or so?
http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a308/NFerrando/DSCF1409.jpg

Uncle Ben
11-26-2006, 09:47 PM
Got my t/c back together finally. I suprise myself sometimes. Turned out real well from what I can tell on the bench. All new seals and bearings and a couple of new gears. Everything is in spec too. Now I just got to get the sucker back on. Anyone want dibs on my truck if I kill myself trying to hold 2 gears in place with one hand and try to hoist the t/c up with my other:hill: I want to run synthetic in it, would it be smarter to wait till after 1000 miles or so?
http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a308/NFerrando/DSCF1409.jpg

Put what ever gear lube in it you plan on running. Engine bearings (bushings in reality) take break in and dino oil has better cling for break-in. T-case and trannys are ball bearings and rollers....you should already have prelubed them with light grease so your set to drive that sucker! New gears? New gears do require break-in but basically that just means avoiding getting them too hot.

corsair23
11-26-2006, 09:49 PM
Looks nice, and with a T-case saver to boot! Get some help lifting things in place...Just wouldn't feel right getting dibs on a 40 that way :hill:

Uncle Ben
11-26-2006, 09:49 PM
Got my t/c back together finally. I suprise myself sometimes. Turned out real well from what I can tell on the bench. All new seals and bearings and a couple of new gears. Everything is in spec too. Now I just got to get the sucker back on. Anyone want dibs on my truck if I kill myself trying to hold 2 gears in place with one hand and try to hoist the t/c up with my other:hill: I want to run synthetic in it, would it be smarter to wait till after 1000 miles or so?
http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a308/NFerrando/DSCF1409.jpg

Put what ever gear lube in it you plan on running. Engine bearings (bushings in reality) take break in and dino oil has better cling for break-in. T-case and trannys are ball bearings and rollers....you should already have prelubed them with light grease so you're set to drive that sucker! New gears? New gears do require break-in but basically that just means avoiding getting them too hot.

Whats squeezed out of the joints? Did you use FIPG instead of gaskets?

Nick F.
11-26-2006, 10:07 PM
Put what ever gear lube in it you plan on running. Engine bearings (bushings in reality) take break in and dino oil has better cling for break-in. T-case and trannys are ball bearings and rollers....you should already have prelubed them with light grease so your set to drive that sucker! New gears? New gears do require break-in but basically that just means avoiding getting them too hot.

I put a good coat of gear oil on everything as I put it back together. Is light grease more proper? I got the t/c saver because small cracks we forming at the usual places. Had to really look to see them, but I figured they can only get worse. 30$ on ebay. I can't make one for that price:thumb:

Uncle Ben
11-26-2006, 10:15 PM
I put a good coat of gear oil on everything as I put it back together. Is light grease more proper? I got the t/c saver because small cracks we forming at the usual places. Had to really look to see them, but I figured they can only get worse. 30$ on ebay. I can't make one for that price:thumb:


Gear lube is OK. Main thing is to not install dry bearings!

farnhamstj
11-27-2006, 08:34 AM
Looks great. Definatly get someone to help you put it in. Unless you are extra strong.