Thread: N54 Powerglide
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      03-16-2021, 03:08 AM   #648
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Drives: 2007 335i e92 6spd man
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Darwin

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Put the diff cover on this morning and about 5 minutes after doing it I realised it still had about 100ml of oil in the diff (cleaning it with brake cleaner then putting oil through it). The gasket needs 24 hours to be oil resistant. That means I couldnt move the diff or install it or the oil would have run into fresh gasket sealant making a leak. I pulled the cover off again and cleaned the oil out. Im getting pretty quick at building these diffs now after stuffing up so many times.

Diffs in, driveshaft is on, axles in, all rear arms are on except 1 toe arm.

I stripped the thread in the hub. Going to get a bolt 10mm longer and put a nut on it.

If it is dodgy after a few runs I'll have to take the hub off and weld a nut or weld a stud on it. I cant just drill it out and go a size up due to the toe arm size.

Bit of a bummer but its got one wheel on and just need to get a bolt and nut tomorrow and it's right to go. And add oil to the diff.
Appreciate 0