Diff cover ? and PS fluid cooler ?
Okay. So. I swapped motors and transmissions over into my Bonne from an Olds 88. The Olds had a 2.86 final drive ratio, so I swapped my 3.06 diff and sungear from my old transmission into the Olds transmission. I had a slight transmission fluid leak, and it looked like the cover wasn't tightened, so I threw a wrench on it and even though it never tightened up, it still cracked the diff cover. Stupid aluminium. Regardless, I need to know if the 2.86 diff cover is the same as the 3.06. It looks like it, and I'm going to research it more, but it seems that you guys know everything lately and I'm hoping for a quick response.
Second: The power steering cooler is leaking fluid. How crucial is that cooler? If it were up to me, I'd replace the entire thing with some hose and be done with it. Considering it'* location, I can't imagine it does a lot of cooling with minimal air flow. Can I replace it with some high pressure hose without adverse effects?
'94 Bonneville SLE | 266K miles
CAI - K&N cone filter - polished intake runners - 140 amp alternator - 2.5" exhaust - Magnaflow hi-flow cat - Magnaflow dual outlet muffler - 106K on engine and transmission - Sold 1/14/07
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