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Too tight 29 November 2009

Posted by elfringham in volvo.
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31st December 2007

I changed the oil seal on the OD output yesterday. Not too bad a job. The nut holding the flange in place is a castle nut with a split pin holding it in place so it was not torqued up too tightly and the flange just came off in my hand. I tapped the new seal in place using a couple of socket extensions through the propshaft tunnel. Lining the castle nut up to the holes was the hardest part of the whole job, I initially torqued it up too tight and could not get to the next slot and then had to undo it. The impact wrench had a bit of trouble then due to the slop in the extensions absorbing the energy but reordering them sorted that. I also tightened up the flange on the replacement diff, I don’t think I got to 200 ftlbs but it is certainly on tight!

Flange removed from differential

Flange replaced with new oil seal fitted

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