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RichardH 3rd July 2015 11:01 PM

RichardH 3rd July 2015 11:02 PM

diff mounted, bolts need cut and still waiting on oil seals and breather

RichardH 3rd July 2015 11:03 PM

norton 5th July 2015 02:17 PM

Well done you. I wish I went for the Talon rear end :(

dubzter 5th July 2015 07:31 PM


Originally Posted by RichardH (Post 101072)

That's just the picture I was looking for, cheers Rich.

JasonL 5th July 2015 10:04 PM

1.8L diff housing removal
I don't mean to hijack your build thread, but I've picked up a Talon chassis and diff cover/housing, but I'm struggling to work out how to get the existing diff housing off.

From what I can see, you have a standard (?) diff, but mine (see attached pic) has inner drive axles that the drive shafts bolt onto, which prevent you from sliding the carrier from the housing.

Does anyone know how to get it off? I've looked though the manuals on the mellens.net site, but no luck. I think I might have an LSD, which I keep reading you shouldn't take apart.

See pic below. Sorry if my question is daft, but any advice (or abuse) welcome.

RichardH 5th July 2015 10:19 PM

i believe once you have unbolted the shafts the drive flanges lever out like any other drive shaft

JasonL 6th July 2015 09:49 PM

Thanks. Tried a crow bar and a little elbow grease but no luck.

Prying one out seems to draw the other one in.

I'm reluctant to put too much force into it in case I damage it.

Where did you hear about it? Do you have a link?



norton 7th July 2015 12:32 PM

It helps if you pry the joint awy from the casing evenly with two bars 180o apart. Assertive taps with a hammer to the flange whilst doing this also helps to break it free.

JasonL 8th July 2015 05:48 PM

Thanks Guys, just needed a few hefty blows and came out a treat.

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