[urq] DAMMIT! Center diff casing failure

Mihnea Cotet mik@info.fundp.ac.be
Thu, 01 Aug 2002 13:07:44 +0200


I had replaced the tranny oil last summer and the level was fine at that
moemnt, both before and after the oil replacement.... AND while I was under
the car for a few times last week to install the 20vt engine, I didn't
notice any fresh oil on the tranny....

After speaking with 2 mechanics, it appears quite clearly that either a
bearing had too much play and went south and forced the casing to break, or
the tranny had a defect from the factory... in either case it shouldn't be
because of the 20vt nor the torque it has...

Well, I guess I'm up for a tranny replacement, hopefully I have one for
free waiting for me in a friend's garage and it has only 110k miles...

I think that at the same time I'll have the 200's tranny modified with the
locker center diff and I'll install that one... but that would mean a new
pilot bearing, oh no!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'll let you guys know what I'll do with it and what parts could be
salvaged from the fire it is about to be in :)



At 06:27 1/08/2002 -0400, Martin Pajak wrote:
>Did you ever check the fluid level in the tranny?
>The rear output shaft seal likes to leak, after a while you end up with an
>empty tranny.
>Another possibility is that it had a defect from factory but only the 20v
>turbo made it apparent.
>I have yet to hear of such failure on the 016.
>Sorry to hear that.