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Old 08-18-2012, 10:08 PM   #55
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Location: DeKalb-ish, IL
06 WRX Ltd


Speedo gear, diff bearings, and ring gear are installed to the new diff carrier. I tried heating the bearings (mapp gas) before going to the press. They dropped right in place. In fact I would use the heating method over the press any day. Just don't forget the speedo gear first. The ring gear transfered over easily.

I ground down the E20 socket to get more engagement to the ring gear bolts. Although I am not sure why Subaru does not use shouldered bolts that fit tighter to the carrier. Actually that is kind of 'effing stupid not to do so.

I did not have any test indicators to borrow so I ordered up an inexpensive set for my tool collection. Next step is to get the diff assembly back into the clutch housing and move onto setting the backlash, preset, and check pattern. Getting time to work on the WRX is much much tougher now.
Found new oil leaking on the garage. Dang, looks like a problem with the oil pan. Will have to revisit that again.
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Last edited by JarHarms; 09-03-2012 at 10:08 AM.
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