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83 locking diff
Posted 23 January 2006 - 04:49 AM
I have never opened up a subaru rear end - I dont know if welding is even possible, or if its something i want to do. I just want something as close to a locker, or posi as possible, as i only use this car off road
Posted 23 January 2006 - 09:30 AM
Posted 23 January 2006 - 06:02 PM
can you weld it in the car ? also what did you use to clean off the gear oil ? what type of rod did you use ? thanks john
Welding is pretty easy actually. Weld the spider gears to each other at each corner (4 welds).... I like to use a nice grade 8 bolt and jam it in the gears at the point where I make the weld. Never had one break yet. Don't weld the gears to the carrier as that is cast, and brittle. The gears are hardened, and will make a much tougher weld.
Posted 23 January 2006 - 06:09 PM
Posted 23 January 2006 - 06:16 PM
thank you for your help, i have a 220 mig with gas that should work hate to go through the trouble to take it out have a good one!
It can be done on the car, yes. It's best to remove it so you can be sure there are is no spatter left inside the diff before reinstalling. I used brake cleaner as it leaves no residue to clean the gears. Since I used a Lincoln 220v MIG to do the welding I could not comment on the rod type.
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