Just going about replacing the crush sleeve of my rear Salisbury diff (yuk) and am wondering if I screwed up something.
When crushing a new sleeve, I was going *without* a seal in place as the fit seemed very tight to me, and since reusing bearings, would require a measurement of 8-10 inch pounds of torque to move the nut/flange once torqued properly. That's *nothing*. The gasket itself seemed like it would yield that much resistance as it was very tight when I test fit the flange in the seal off the pinion shaft.
So should I have done A) installed w/o the seal, torqued down to measure 8-10 inch points of resistance on the nut and then reinstalled the seal afterwards or B) installed the seal from the beginning and set to 8-10 inch points of torque.
When I did A, the torque value w/o flange was 10 inch pounds, and once I reinstalled the seal and tightened down to the same mark on the nut (and same rev count), I was measuring 40 inch pounds to spin the flange.
I was using these two bits of info to steer me this way:
Ring and Pinion Gear Setup
(Scroll down to the Dana 60) and
The vid makes me think it was B. Anyone have exierpience on this?
Thoughts? Any differential gurus out there?