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Old 04-14-2010, 09:58 PM   #1
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pinion question??

When setting the rear driveline angle how far can you angle the differential pinion up before you risk losing lubrication to the front pinion bearing?

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Old 04-15-2010, 12:17 PM   #2
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IIRC, somewhere between 18-22*.

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Old 04-15-2010, 12:24 PM   #3
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I just overfill my pumpkin slightly which compensates for it being tilted for its raised pinion angle.
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Old 04-15-2010, 08:56 PM   #4
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^yep, and jacking up the rear axle as hi as you can when you fill it helps to offset the angle to get enough fluid in there. i think some of the aftermarket covers have higher fill plugs, or make your own.
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