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    Re: Clunking Differential - play/ backlash?

    Thanks chaps, much appreciated. Hope you have a fast recovery Mike!

    I’ve just sent a few messages out enquiring about reconditioning and have found a number for kitfit previously posted on here so...
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    Re: Clunking Differential - play/ backlash?

    Good point! Would definitely rather play it safe and keep a 3.38 ratio!
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    Thanks Chris! I’ll have a bit more of a look and bare this in mind. Do you know what gearbox company it was?
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    Re: Clunking Differential - play/ backlash?

    I have thought the same, just wanted to play it safe.

    It’s a 3.5L RV8 with a bw65 box (Can’t remember tyre size right now) so not sure if anyone knows what diff ratio works well with this?

    I...
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    Re: Clunking Differential - play/ backlash?

    Hi all, finally found the time to look back into this diff issue! Currently I have the exhaust off which gave me enough room to get the cover plate off so I now know it’s a 3.38 ratio.
    I’m now...
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    Waterproofing bonnet piano hinge

    I’ve got my Cabrio out of storage this week and it’s back on the drive with an unsightly cover on it. One of the reasons for the cover is that the bonnet hinge will let a bit of rain to drip onto the...
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    Re: Clunking Differential - play/ backlash?

    Ah I didn’t realise there wasn’t a path! Can’t see any other source of a leak so can only presume it wasn’t filled properly or the oil came out years ago.

    I first tried the check the level with...
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    Re: Clunking Differential - play/ backlash?

    Update: Had a look today and the oil is low!

    Looking for a source of a leak I found the rubber boots around the cv joints are full of oil (should just be grease, right?) and there are a couple of...
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    Re: Clunking Differential - play/ backlash?

    Now you’ve said this I’m definitely going to be checking haha! Do I just take out the fill plug and stick something in to see if the level is just below the plug?
    If this is the case, will a refill...
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    Re: Clunking Differential - play/ backlash?

    I was really hoping not to have to change it, but we will see!
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    Re: Clunking Differential - play/ backlash?

    If this damage is the cause, what’s the best course of action?

    Ah yes I did lift one wheel at a time and turn, but did it in neutral, I’ll try again in park (it’s an auto) and see how much play...
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    Re: Clunking Differential - play/ backlash?

    I thought I’d shown that there is a lot of backlash?
    I’ll have a better look at the diff mounting, but I think the only movement is from the D bracket rubber.

    Also where would be the best place...
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    Re: Clunking Differential - play/ backlash?

    Hi Paul, there is a bit of movement on the diff as it comes on or off power, but I couldn’t see evidence of it hitting anything and definitely not the fuel tank. I’ll have a another look to confirm...
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    Clunking Differential - play/ backlash?

    I obtained a Cabrio over the lockdown which I’ve just got on the road for the first time in its life. Just joined the owners club and hence this is my first post.

    Along with a list of other areas...
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