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TR6 tr6 differential - need feedback!

KAllen

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Getting ready to drop the rear end - just the mounts to unbolt how much does the little bugger weigh - can i just unbolt and grab it? Looks to be 40 pounds or so but I have the car on jack stands so my face is practically on the underside of the pumpkin.
 

kodanja

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use a jack, there pretty heavy!

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RobT

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Yep - the shipping weight for mine was 75lb. Suprisingly heavy little critters. Please don't drop it on your toe (or anywhere else)!
 
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KAllen

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Yep - I had to use the floor jack - would not come off square - and it is surprisingly heavy - now got to clean it - may get the pressure washer going to fine clean it - Thanks for the input all!
Gonna be clumsy to put it back - not as young now! Might need to buy more tools like a tranny lift or something! Darn! Question for Brosky - did you por15 the whole unit? Pics look like it - I have some por15 left and more Hirsh miracle paint - anyone have comments on the miracle paint?

I like the colors on yours kodanja - looks cool!
 

kodanja

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thanx (john deer yellow) /bcforum/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/banana.gif

KAllen while you have the unit out , you may want to inspect the mounts for any cracks. The mounting on these items are prone to wear. If ya see any cracks it may be a good time to weld them up.
 
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Thanks for the heads up - I have read about that - so I will be looking as I clean and paint the por15 or Hirsh miracle on the underside.

I had a forklift I painted JD yellow for a training flick we make - looked good - but I have been painting cars and motorcycle tanks for decades now. Probably gonna croak early from all the fumes I inhaled. Especially the urethanes. Had fun tho - so no regrets!!!
 

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<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:] did you por15 the whole unit? [/QUOTE]

If it wasn't powder coated or couldn't get up and run away, it got POR15 on it.
 
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KAllen:

I just purchased a diffy and it weighs slightly under
70# without the rear plate.

tinster
 

kodanja

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Can ya fit the differential in a microwave?

(With my Hot Pockets)
 
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If you are going to tear it down (doesn't sound like you are), you might consider tapping the bottom for a drain plug. TRF rebuilt mine and did that as a courtesy. Not that one changes the Hypoy oil very often. Maybe Brosky would.
 

Brosky

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Funny that you mention it. It was changed this time because I had the drain plug put in while it was out.

Never gave the drain plug a thought the last time it was out.
 

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TR6BILL said:
Not that one changes the Hypoy oil very often. Maybe Brosky would.
Me too. O'course, the TR3A book said to change it every 6k miles; the concept of "lifetime lubrication" (where the lifetime ends when the lubrication wears out) hadn't been invented yet.

I don't do it that often (synthetic oil), but still every few years.
 
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KAllen

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I can always pump it out with the outboard motor lower unit gizmo - but a drain in it makes sense. That plug is hard to get to as I think about it back in the rear - so may not be able to use the Outboard mini pump. I have a tap/die set but I read that I need to use a plug with a gasket on a regular tap. Well - I gotta ponder whether its worth the hassle -
 

TR3driver

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Check your tap & die set; frequently they include one pipe tap. If not, you can buy a pipe tap reasonably cheap from Horrible Freight or any tool store ($15 @ MMC).
Don't forget that pipe taps are sized differently ... ISTR the fill plug is 1/4" NPT even though the threads are closer to 1/2" across.

BTW, MMC also sells magnetic pipe plugs with a hex socket, which I like much better than the hex head versions sold by TRF et al. (Less chance of damage from a stray rock or offroad excursion, no reduction in ground clearance)
https://www.mcmaster.com/nav/enter.asp?pagenum=39

Pick up some PTFE thread sealant while you're ordering
https://www.mcmaster.com/nav/enter.asp?pagenum=3301
It not only helps with drips, but makes the plug easier to get out next time.
 
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