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Do new gears moan or hum for a while? I was driving the new gears around, and above about 20 MPH they were humming. When I came off the gas, it stopped. Is this just the new gears "feeling" each other out? Or did I set something up wrong?
They are Toy V6 gears if that matters.
 

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they should not make any sounds if set up right.What was the thickness of the depth shim you used.were these the P/G gears?
 

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Precision gears.
I don't know what the setup was <IMG SRC="smilies/eek.gif" border="0">
I set them up so they had a good backlash feel, the shim set was the same as the stock (based by eye), and the gears meshed in a good design.

The gears had a good feel as well when I spun the yoke. There is no sound below about 15-20 MPH, or when the gas is off. They're not bucking, don't feel like they're binding, I can squack the tires from the line, so I'm not slipping.
I haven't taken them above 30 yet, if I give them a short ride at 40-45, will they grenade, or will I get some more info from the sound?

Oh yeah, PS: These are new everything (I got a full master IK)

[ 10-07-2001: Message edited by: Pazuzu ]
 

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Gear whine is usually cuz they are not setup correctly from what all the install manuals say.
 

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did you use the yellow grease that comes with the kit? The gears (as far as i know ) should not make any noise.
 

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Check the backlash w/ a dial indicator. I'm willing to bet the gears ain't et up correctly.
 

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I feel for ya, when i blew the carrier in my dana 35, i had to put in the wrong one as a trail fix and listen to the gears howl for like 3 months... Such a painful sound after hours of freeway driving... Oh well, i swapped that hunk of crap this weekend... No more gear whine!
 

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I get the idea guys! <IMG SRC="smilies/redface.gif" border="0">

Did Pazuzu try to setup gears without all of the proper tools? YES
Was he happy with the gear mesh, backlash, and pinion preload? YES
Does he feel he did a pretty damn good job considering he doesn't even have a press? YES


Is he embarassed? YES

Wednesday, I'll tear back into it and try again...
 
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