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Old 02-11-2008, 11:47 AM   #101
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Im heading back to the mother land in a few hours here...might stop in BC tonight for a room.
Hard to say.
Talk about one hell of a time!
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Hey let John know that I was watching the news and all the passes are opened.
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Not sure if John got the word this morning, but he was checking road reports this morning.

John left at 7ish, Matt just left at 9:15. Just me and the shiek now. Finishing up a new mirror (paint) for a friend'* Honda, then off to the showers. We'll do a little cleanup, tool sorting, then dork around a bit with the Zilla. If the axle is terminal, we'll move back to the intercooler stuff.

Matt, Matt, and John, thanks a TON for your help. We got alot done, and not just on mine. I really appreciate it, and it was damn good to see you guys again.

John and Matt, we'll see you again in a month or two for the L36 fix. (John will come back down for that weekend).
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Bill, explain what is up with the axle. I don't understand. The axles are attached to the trani, so how is that affecting the engine install
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You have to jack up the passenger side of the motor to install the yoke for the torque-axis mount. It looks like the CV joint bound up in that position, and won't let the engine and trans back down into the mount. We may pull the boot back today and see what'* up, then maybe pull the RF hub to help free it up.

When we rotate that wheel, the engine moves up and down, even in neutral. Not a big deal. We'll deal with it when the budget allows for an axle if need be.
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John just added an hour to his drive. Found a bridge over the Coumbia on 97 closed. Has to run East to 82 and up through Kennewick.

Pdad and I got the axle out. It'* fooked. Going to order a new one (be here tomorrow) and pick up some trans fluid for lilpooky'* failing trans (she'll be here at 3 for a transfusion).

Bummer my LSD isn't here. Perfect time to change that axle. Anyway, the motor is in the cradle. We can just tinker with it from here.


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Looks like the tripod was fooked to begin with. All 4 corners of each of the 3 bearing sets are beat. That'* why it bound up last night on us during the TA mount install. It was only a matter of time before it blew.
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Sounds like you better check the other axle while you're at it. If that one was so bad, the other one probably isn't much better...
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No way to check it without needing to replace the boot. I'll do that when it blows. I'll know, and won't be stranded after the LSD.

Besides, it'* the right side axle that takes most of the abuse.
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Just got home, tired as ****!!!! I'll upload some more pics, etc. later tonight
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Glad you got hom safe, shorty. Thanks again for your help.

AC compresor, PS pump, and oil cooler lines are hooked back up. Backwards bellhousing bolt is in.

Just need to hook up the starter and put the TC bolts in, and we're done underneath.
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