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leiniesred 08-04-2010 11:14 AM

rusty ring gear.
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Run it? Or make the guy find a new ring and pinion?

rover67 08-04-2010 11:35 AM

what's it going into? I'd be tempted to run it.

Uncle Ben 08-04-2010 11:39 AM

Run it!

thefatkid 08-04-2010 12:00 PM

Front, I'd run it. Rear, I'd think about new gears. The rust runs into the the center of the contact patch and could cause a groan noise. Is there a backlash change when that part of the ring gear is in contcat with the pinion?

Was the differential full of water for a long time without moving the gear? It looks like it from the rust "line" across all the teeth.

Air Randy 08-04-2010 12:09 PM

Depends. If it is going to be a daily driver that going to get a lot of miles on it and gear noise would be a problem, then it may make sense to replace the R&P now while it's torn down. If it gets a lot of hard miles the pitting will eventually cause premature wear.

If it is only a weekend warrior wheeling rig that you don't care if it makes a little gear whine, then I would run it as-is. Under these conditions it should last a long time.

LXBRADY 08-04-2010 12:13 PM

What if it was D. Schlegs' :zilla:

Dr. Schlegs 08-04-2010 12:19 PM

Looks good.:) It was not sitting in water, the 3rd member was opened up while I was replacing the rear brakes with Discs. It took me a while to seal it back up as I was working on my dissertation at the same time.

PS thanks for outing me Steve - jerk.:tongue2:

leiniesred 08-04-2010 01:11 PM

Hey everyone is going to see the thing on Saturday and ask about the pitting.
Plus, No one likes to do things 2x. I want to do it as right as possible (in our price and skill range)

I think it will run loud and maybe hot for about 3000 miles. Then it will either be OK, or it will gall and burn up.

LXBRADY 08-04-2010 01:13 PM


Originally Posted by Dr. Schlegs (Post 157783)
PS thanks for outing me Steve - jerk.:tongue2:

Did not know it was a secret. My bad :brick:

leiniesred 08-04-2010 01:31 PM

I think I'm the steve - jerk in this case, Steve.

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