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Differential Cover Cost

PostPost by: cal44 » Wed Jun 19, 2013 12:19 pm

Does anyone here know what a new differential cover cost? I want to be prepared mentally before I make calls to the usual suspects in retail...........ugh...I hate paying retail.

While doing some exploratory surgery on the P2 I noticed half of the housing ground off or broke off for the keeper/circlip/snap ring recess.
It looks as though sometime in the poor girls life the stub axle going into the differential broke and caused the damage, just a guess.

There doesn't seem to be much pressure on the the snap ring if any, as all the suspension bits hold things together. I'm trying to positive spin on this...........ya.......good luck.

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PostPost by: wildbillorr » Wed Jun 19, 2013 6:56 pm

Hi Mike

I have a couple of NOS (New Old Stock) diff covers. I believe I also have
a used one in perfect shape. I would be open to offers. Do you mind
letting what the price quotes are these days ?

I'm in the US, Virginia - where are you ?

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PostPost by: cal44 » Wed Jun 19, 2013 8:45 pm

PM sent Bil. No, I haven't called anyone as I was hoping to get an idea from y'all..................

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PostPost by: pharriso » Wed Jun 19, 2013 9:09 pm

Not listed by Paul Matty, Sue Miller or SJS Sportscars.

Tony Thompson carries competition Ali & Mag ones....

WildBillOrr - You have cornered the market!
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PostPost by: AlfaLofa » Thu Jun 20, 2013 6:05 am

I asked Sue Miller about a carrier in March.

She quoted me a price - but I ended up buying a complete unit on eBay

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PostPost by: cal44 » Thu Jun 20, 2013 3:03 pm

I called and found new ones for $760 U.S.............. I could understand it if is was made on a C&C out of billet.........but .........really?

Perhaps I am missing the bigger issue.............
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PostPost by: pharriso » Thu Jun 20, 2013 3:27 pm

Did you see http://www.lotuselan.net/forums/lotus-parts-f33/old-difcasing-note-the-lotus-script-t27868.html?

I think the guys is in the Netherlands (Holland)?

Have you tried Hayes @ wirewheel.com? He has a lot of parts lying around!
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