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PostPost by: englishmaninwales » Thu Dec 15, 2016 12:14 am

.....removing the differential for the first time earlier this evening. At least I can :lol: about it now! I'm really looking forward to refitting it.

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PostPost by: stevebroad » Thu Dec 15, 2016 12:29 am

Once you have worked out which side it comes out through the rest is easy. At least you don't have to hold up whilst bolting it in, Colin thoughtfully provided a shelf for it to rest on :-)
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PostPost by: patrics » Thu Dec 15, 2016 6:25 am

Hi
When fitting the Important thing is that the nose of the diff goes in last.

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PostPost by: nmauduit » Thu Dec 15, 2016 8:33 am

you'll sure :lol: in retrospect when thinking about removing the diff after you have put it back in place...
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PostPost by: ericbushby » Thu Dec 15, 2016 11:09 am

Malcolm,
I did mine earlier this year. I fixed up a plywood ramp to line up flush with top surface of the chassis plate. Then with a rope tied to the diff. and round something at the other side, back to me and once round the axle stand, I could move it into position little by little and take up the slack on the rope to hold it.
This meant that I could do it single handed without lifting and take my time.
It's the way the Egyptians did things, but without the team of horses.
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PostPost by: englishmaninwales » Wed Mar 08, 2017 11:01 pm

Well, a bit of muscle provided by my daughter's fianc?, a small trim of metal off the underside of the diff nose and the flange and it slotted virtually straight in. :D
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