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Yeah that’s what I have heard.

I thought I had thoroughly collected all the necessary parts for the Tcase but apparently I am missing these. Won’t work without it.


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I was going to fabricate my own pivot stud out of a gas strut that had the right size ball joint.

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Only problem was the ball joint is tapped for M6 while the hole in the R380 is M8. I was getting ready to tap the ball joint to M8....

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.....when a friend tells me he had the parts I needed. Even gave me new bushings and pivot pin locks.

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Transmission and Tcase breathers done.

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Next is to refresh the bellhousing.

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I took everything apart to degrease and clean as best I can. This plastic insert was surprisingly difficult to remove


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A quick coat of enamel paint to slow down the rust


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And she’s ready to be mated to the transmission.

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Are you considering using a hybrid organic acid technology (HOAT) antifreeze such as Heavy-Duty Antifreeze & Coolant
to lessen corrosion?
It’s funny you asked because I was just thinking about this last week. I am not sure it would be of any benefit on such an old engine. It was designed for the green stuff. Any thoughts?
 

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Almost time to mate the engine to the transmission but first I have to replace the crankshaft bushing. The original one have seen better days.

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I am going to use hydraulic pressure to remove the old bushing. I saw this on YouTube and it works perfectly. First you fill the cavity with grease.

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Then you have to find a socket that fits snugly in the bushing to reduce any pressure loss. I found this 9/16 propnut tool fits perfectly.

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Then it’s time to tap it with a hammer to drive the grease in so it can push the bushing out.

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Now to put the new bushing in. I made up this to drive the new one in. A socket, washer, bolt and nut. The washer protects the edge and the socket prevents it from breaking.

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Time to get the flywheel mounted. Had the machine shop resurface the clutch side.

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I got fancy and bought ARP bolts for the flywheel. Unfortunately they do not fit. The ARPs are 12 sided and there is not enough clearance to fit the socket to tighten them because of the outer edge of the crankshaft. Had to reuse the original bolts.

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Got ready to mount the clutch and pressure plate but ran into a little problem. I had an alignment tool for the clutch but it was for my old LT95, the R380 uses a 23 spline tool. Had to wait a couple of days to get the correct tool ordered and shipped.

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I made sure to clean any oil/grease off the flywheel and pressure plate and used new lock washers on the bolts.

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Made sure the plate is facing the right way

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Tighten to spec and it’s done.

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Good job! That's just how I serviced mine a few months ago. Did you put grease on the input shaft where the friction disc will be located?
 

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.....Did you put grease on the input shaft where the friction disc will be located?
The friction plate was centered/located using the tool. Not sure what you mean. You mean in the crankshaft bushing? Yes I did. No grease on the friction plate.
 

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....on the teeth/splines of the input shaft of the transmission or the teeth of the friction disc. As I understand it, there should be some grease on input shaft teeth where the friction disc will ride when installed.
 
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