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11-23-2019 05:42 PM
clb 017 For the taco with a lefty....I need a new idler gear, the factory gear was cut down(read lengthwise) to thin it into the lefty case, the cut down bearing journals were not flame hardened and mine spun a bearing to the point of 3\16" depth.
I need a set of front section gears that drive the front axle.

As to the flat towing deal....
Has this excerpt from the faq changed???

Flat Towing a Toyota <-- Must disconnect rear driveline!
Originally Posted by Marlin Crawler
On all auto chain driven and manual gear driven t/cases, if it is towed in two wheel drive, the output shaft will turn, but there will be no way for the oil at the bottom of the case to get to the top where the output shaft is. On the chain driven cases, the input shaft turns the planetary housing which drives the oil pump. Gear driven cases use the input gear and low range gears to throw oil on the inside of the housing that collects the oil via gutters and directs it to the rear of the case by gravity. Both style of cases, must have the input shaft spinning to lube the output shaft, speedo gears, and rear seal of the t/case. The rear driveshaft must be removed.

This one was for the 83 hilux, it's doubled , as it was flat towed with both trans and t cases in neutral.

Does this flat tow pertain to the lefty also as its plumbed backwards?
11-23-2019 04:34 PM
BigMike Hey clb 017,

I set ya a PM regarding the log-in issue.

About flat towing, this has been a strange discussion because even Toyota does not have the correct answer: 1979-83 owner manuals say to leave the transmission in 4th gear and run the t/case in neutral while 1984-88 owner manuals say to do the opposite. (I may have these flipped; It's been a while since I looked this up.)

Nothing changed mechanically that would suggest one is preferred over the other, so Toyota probably switched to the option that results in less wear and tear. So in our opinion either method (trans/tc in 4th/N or trans/tc in N/2WDHI) is acceptable.

As for the Lefty, may I ask why were you trying to reduce the diameter of the idler gear?

11-05-2019 03:03 PM
clb 017 By the fact you have not responded to my pm from 10\21 shall I take it mci has no response?
10-19-2019 08:06 PM
clb 017
10-17-2019 03:20 PM
clb 017 Well I was hunting stuff apparently not listed, somehow my log in info was not recognized,
I was asking about flat towing issues the salesman did not know details, ( what needs replacing once you tow out from buck to Wentworth with d line attached) I was not able to get any info on a lefty(I was the guy asking about turning down an idler gear) And I forgot to mention the 8% thingie on a $400 order

I did get logged into the site again but called in the order as it was easier.
Most likely my puters fault???

Still cannot log in.
My order came up short.
Guess I shall go fishing as I can't wrench on the truck, and ya'll are outta the shop...
10-17-2019 10:01 AM
BigMike Quick update!

Earlier this week we announced a site-wide discount sale (via MC Newsletter) to celebrate our new and much faster web server, which is scheduled to end tomorrow night

So for the next ~40 hours, please feel free to use discount code SERVER to save 8% Off your web order!

Offer excludes items already on sale and ends Friday night at midnight!

10-17-2019 10:00 AM
Originally Posted by clb 017 View Post
Placed an order this morning...website was a tad rough to nav...
Who do I talk to about the old "lefty" when I call monday, about some hard parts?
Thank you for the order. Would you mind describing the difficulties you experienced while navigating our site? Thanks

Were you able to get questions handled for your Lefty?

10-12-2019 02:54 PM
clb 017 Bump
Placed an order this morning...website was a tad rough to nav...
Who do I talk to about the old "lefty" when I call monday, about some hard parts?
10-12-2019 01:52 PM
BigMike And finally, we have the following offers and new products available!

Front Axle Service Kits: 10% OFF!

Rear Axle Service Kits: 10% OFF!

27- and 30-spline Front Chromoly Axles: 10% OFF!

Rear Chromoly Axles: 10% OFF!

View these plus more at MarlinCrawler.com/difftober!

Thank you for participating in this year's DIFFTOBER sales event!
Sales event ends at the end of October

10-12-2019 01:52 PM
Check out our largest DIFFTOBER Sales Event at MarlinCrawler.com!

We invite you to check out our largest annual differential sales event, DIFFTOBER, going on now at MarlinCrawler.com/difftober!

We are offering 15% OFF on NINJA and 10% OFF Yukon R&P!

Plus we have added 21 new gear ratios to our site for 7.5", 8.0", 8.2", 8.4" and 9.5" Toyota R&P front and rear applications!

View our discounted Ring and Pinion offerings here: https://www.marlincrawler.com/differential/ring-pinion

We are offering the same 15% and 10% discounts on our NINJA and Yukon Setup Kits!

We have added three setup kits to our line-up:
2005+ 8.0" IFS (2nd gen & 3rd gen Tacomas, 4th gen & 5th gen 4Runners)
2010+ 8.2" With E-Locker (4Runner, FJ Cruiser, and Lexus GX460)
2010+ 8.2" w/o E-Locker (4Runner, FJ Cruiser, and Lexus GX460)

View our discounted Setup kit offerings here: https://www.marlincrawler.com/differential/setup-kit

We've also extended the discount on our unique Diff Builder Packs!
Our Diff Builder Packs are an all-inclusive differential upgrade pacakge that saves 3%, and we've extending this savings to 5% OFF for DIFFTOBER!

See all Builder Packs here: https://www.marlincrawler.com/differ...lder-packages/

Additionally, we've added 12 new Builder Packs ranging from 7.5" IFS to 8.4" rear differential applications, and added ARB and DuraGrip Locker and Limited Slip options as well!

Additional sale items include the following:

Grizzly Lockers: Extra 5% OFF!

Zip Air Lockers: Extra 5% OFF!

Spartan Lockers: Extra 5% OFF!

Spool Lockers: Extra 10% Off!

We've also added five new Solid Pinion Spacers, so definitely check them out!

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