Post by customreeper on Jul 23, 2017 7:58:16 GMT -5
Was wondering if anybody could answer two questions for me 1st my rear diff is cracked where the bottom bolt hooks to the frame and leaking I tried JB weld to seal it as a quick fix but that didn't work so now I'm gonna try taking it out and having it fixed hopefully I can hear the crack welded because i don't have the money for a new one how hard is it to remove the diff and the second question is how do you remove the seats I saw some guys replaced their seats but I just wanna take mine out to clean it and repaint the floor thanks yen's for any help I appreciate it
Post by reepermadness on Jul 23, 2017 8:51:27 GMT -5
It takes a little work to get the diff out, have to pull both axels etc. I'm not sure if The Fool has a video on that might try checking his videos. I had a crack in mine as well I had a local welding shop fix it, haven't had any issues since. If you look under the seat from the bottom of your machine there are 4 bolts pretty easy to access. Do some searching on here you will find just about everything you need to know.
Customreeper, I don't want to sound like a wise A$$, but if your struggling to remove the seats from your reeper, I wouldn't attempt to remove and replace the rear diff by yourself if I were you. Their is a lot of setup work that goes along with each rear diff. We don't have the specs to even set one up properly cause the manual doesn't cover that part of the vehicle. The guys on here are pretty much taking a pig and a poke when they change theirs out and just simply put the old parts into a new case. It may whine and it might not, just depends on how close and where the gears match. As I say we don't have specs on the rear diff to set up to factory specs. You can ink the ring gear and get the pattern close as you can to the center and just hope from that point on that you don't have any noise from it. I would almost throw the extra money and buy the whole rear end as a unit from say a supplier than risk the chance of a noisy rear unit after I have tried to fix the old one. But that's my opinion and not my money and as the saying goes everybody's got one. Private message some of the guys that have done some and see what it really takes prior to pulling it apart yourself. Also ask the long term of how well it is doing down the road later.
I will agree with lugnut. Unless you know what and where to check clearances and make sure you maintain them in the new housing it could be problematic to the differentials life span. And if getting welded make sure the person welding it knows how to weld cast iron.
Post by customreeper on Aug 16, 2017 18:23:49 GMT -5
Update on the rear differential problem pulled it out the other day and took it to be welded well long story short the guy welded it but still has a small leak so put it back together and took it on about 3 rides for a few hours each time and only lost about 3 ounces of fluid over the rides and sitting for about 3 weeks so I can live with that for now I'll just check it and fill it before every ride that's alot cheaper than buying a new one so.