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    OEM hardlines are surprisingly reasonable last time I checked. Worth it to not have to take the time to OCD them perfect.
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    I like Toyota's wanna fight about it?

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    The OEM hard-line was definitely very reasonable. If mamories served me correctly...I forgot what I paid for them, but I did laugh when I saw the quote; then I hit the buy now button.

    Joel, they sell rice at the Save on Foods across the street.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Serendipity View Post
    Backtrack to February. The LSD that arrived was a Zenki. I had to decide what to do. Sell it, and buy a Kouki (which would definitely not be new) or sell my axels and buy a Zenki pair. I did the latter.

    Robert at EP Importers was more than helpful in finding me a pair of Zenki axels with good bearings, although they will be replaced with the new bearings and retainers I got from Weir.

    Fast forward to today: my Zenki axels have arrived in Vancouver; I expect to see them next week. Once I get them plated and painted this project will be ready to install.

    Countdown 3 weeks.
    Got a set with new bearings sitting in my basement.

    If you posted a WTB.. then I should keep my eyes on the WTB threads better..



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    Quote Originally Posted by celica-fiend View Post
    Got a set with new bearings sitting in my basement.

    If you posted a WTB.. then I should keep my eyes on the WTB threads better

    I did! Lol. I wish I could have bought them from you.

    http://dorikaze.net/showthread.php?t=40122

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    I don't see on EP's site where you can cruise through a toyota parts catalogue.
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    Fixed these up tonight:

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    What was wrong with them? Or did you jsut paint them?
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    It was wrong of them to be oxidized so I bead blasted the flanges, then used an etch-primer as a base, followed by a single-stage Polyurethane Gloss Black top-coat.

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    Picked up the assembled differential from Bullfrog.

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    Brake hard lines and Axels installed:


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    Serendipity's comprehensive AE86 Rear End swap.

    The universe tends to balance things, so the ****ty weather yesterday was offset by the fact that we got the entire rear end assembly and rear 5 links installed. The time I spent preparing paid off as there were no delays or unexpected problems.

    Although I'm glad I bought new OEM 5 link fasteners, the ones I removed were in pretty clean shape. They came of relatively easy with the help of penetrating fluid and an impact gun. I'm glad I wore earplugs...

    Here's a picture of both my rear ends. It's amazing how much beefier the GTS rear end is. I was originally unsure about my choice of caliper colour, but the splash or red really pops. I'm satisfied.

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    Serendipity's comprehensive AE86 Rear End swap.

    CORRECT SPEEDOMETER GEAR FOR A 4.77 FINAL GEAR

    While referencing Marvinng's thread (http://www.dorikaze.net/showthread.p...78-final-drive), we decided that it would be best to change our twenty tooth Speedometer Gear to a twenty-two toothed Gear.


    Here are the part numbers we need:

    1974-79 TE/KE Corolla:
    22 Teeth Plastic Gear 33403-19175

    1983-87 GTS AE Corolla:
    5 Tooth Metal Drive Gear 33481-12030


    A CURIOUS FLUID LEAK FROM THE FRONT SEAL

    The Front Pinion Seal is leaking on the Differential, and I can't imagine why. It was rebuilt using brand new OEM parts. I would blame the Vent Plug, but it's new as well. Are there any thoughts on what might be the problem?
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    Probably a ring is worn into the shaft metal where the old seal sat. Usually pretty deep from what I've seen.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Serendipity View Post
    Here are the part numbers we need:
    22 Teeth Plastic Gear 33403-19175
    5 Tooth Metal Drive Gear 33481-12030
    Prices?


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    Serendipity's comprehensive AE86 Rear End swap.

    Quote Originally Posted by JungleMatic View Post
    Probably a ring is worn into the shaft metal where the old seal sat. Usually pretty deep from what I've seen.

    Prices?
    They both retail for around $30 each (Metro quoted me $60), but if you had a T50 from a GTS AE Corolla you wouldn't need to buy the Metal Drive Gear; you could reuse your own.

    As for my Pinion, its brand new, so there couldn't be any wear from a past Seal.


    After speaking with Bullfrog and Redline, I have some possible solutions:

    -The Seal was defective or damaged upon installation. Replace it. I could unhook the rear section of the Driveshaft, and access the Pinion seal easily by removing the Companion Flange.

    -The Seal is not compatible with Redline Oil. Redline insists that their oils have a high Seal compatibility. Neil at Bullfrog suggested that this may not be true in my case, further suggesting that I could swap my Synthetic Fluid out for a conventional one and see if the leak persists.
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    if it's leaking replace it, durhh. installation error or damaged seal, hope you got a solid pinion spacer behind there

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duy- View Post
    if it's leaking replace it, durhh. installation error or damaged seal, hope you got a solid pinion spacer behind there
    This.. because unless Im wrong (very possible) removing companion flange means stake nut means resetting up diff?

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    Lol sounds like a ****ty shop if they're blaming redline oil... Clearly installation error, which they should cover without any questions.

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