Removed only .004"
Well, I tore into it Friday night, pressed off the new bearing without destroying it but did wipe out one of the shims. Was still able to mike the ones I took out, they were at .073" total not .074".
I decided to try .069" again. Also, I paid very close attention to my backlash adjustment, checking, then rechecking and rechecking again in several spots. I made sure the carrier bearings were properly loaded and also torqued down the caps before taking a pattern. I suspect maybe a sloppy set up job was giving me inconsistent results before the last "final assembly".
Before applying gear marking compount I coated all the ring gear teeth with a light coat of gear oil(applied with a slightly oiled paper towel and spread it on each tooth evenly without having it be runny) Kind of oiled it the way you would the outside of a gun barrel.
I used a block of wood wedged between the outside of the ring gear and the differential housing and spun it over only twice. Could not believe how much difference .004 thousands of an inch made!!!! Please check out the attachments. Backlash is set at .008-0095" I think it's good to go....
Last edited by Goldduster360; 07-23-2008 at 10:26 AM.