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INITIAL PREPARATION BEFORE FITTING ASSEMBLED SPIRAL BEVEL WHEEL
(CROWNWHEEL) AND DIFFERENTIAL
Secure pinion and casing assembly in a suitable diff. build stool.
Check fit of diff. bearing adjusting nuts (18 & 47) as follows :-
Clean and deburr bevel casing legs (12) and bevel casing straps (19).
Fit bearing cups (17 & 46) into relevant half bores of bevel casing (12).
Check bevel casing strap studs (13), if any have been removed, replace then tighten to
88 - 98 lbs. ft. (119 - 133Nm.).
Carefully fit bevel casing straps (19) down studs (13) to locate on bearing cups (17 & 46). Check
alignment of matching marks on bevel casing legs and straps (12 & 19) to ensure that straps are not
transposed, bearing cups (17 & 46) should rest snugly in bores, and bearing adjusting nuts (18 & 47)
should be free to turn with hand pressure only, if not, it may be because of cross threading. Remove
on no account should extra pressure e.g. hammer be used .
Fit diff. strap washers (20) and temporary plain nuts onto bevel casing strap studs (13) then tighten to
105 lbs ft. (142Nm.) .
Check freedom of diff. bearing adjusting nuts (18 & 47) by unscrewing and refitting.
To assist this operation, tap bevel casing straps (19) lightly on top with a 2lb hammer. See fig. no. 7.
adjusting nut (18 & 47)
Fig No. 7
Having checked fitting of adjusting nuts (18 & 47), remove bevel casing straps (19), bearing
cups (17 & 46) and adjusting nuts (18 & 47).
Manual No. 1785 Issue A
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