Are you saying that you didn’t quite get what you paid for from OU?!Yep that’s my conclusion as well. The bearings felt just fine. I’m about 100% sure there’s some hidden rust inside one of the bearings though.
What a pain! It’s will cost $100 just for 1 bearing and retainer. Then I have to get the old ones off and set the nip and and.
Oh well I’ll be giving Gil a call soon lol.
So much for spending extra on this being a “rebuilt” rear end lol
I got what I expected. It’s a good rear end that had a perfect ring and pinion. OU couldn’t have known those bearings were badAre you saying that you didn’t quite get what you paid for from OU?!
The axle bearings are not particularly well sealed. Sealed bearings are not ever perfectly sealed either. This axle could have been sitting dry for many years. There was no rust in the pumpkin but a bit in the axle tubes.I am no bearing expert, but one, I’m not sure those sealed bearings would get rust in them unless it had water in it, which would be evident by the rest of the components. Second, I can’t tell you if a bearing is good or bad. So not replacing them is just a crap shoot. I always say, when in doubt, change it out. I get trying to save a few bucks, but now it costs. May or may not be the issue, but it could have been assumed checked off the list of potential noise problems.
The only chance to detect a bad axle bearing when out is to rotate them an see if you can feel a slight 'bump' at one spot, or if they just feel a bit rough as they rotate. But I can't say that is a 100% reliable diagnosis. The thumping you are feeling is a pretty classic symptom; I've detected that at very low speeds on one car and at moderate speeds on another, and both times it was the bearing, and both times it was felt installed and rolling, not out of the car.The axle bearings are the only thing that could cause this sound after testing so not changing them had no effect on the diagnosis process.
Ha! You got me there. Oh well shouldn’t be too bad.“The axle bearings are the only thing that could cause this sound after testing so not changing them had no effect on the diagnosis process.”
It did have an effect on the diagnosis process....if you had replaced them, you may not have had anything to diagnose!
Looks like VW gold. Same color that's on my racecar. Don't listen to him Kyler.Since we are all kibitzing.... Howz about putting in some new axle fluid while you are at it? Then we can all tell you that the color shade on the pumpkin cover is not quite right... You know how this all goes. LOL
What no Titanium nitride (TiN)?I want to plate everything in zinc yellow chromate someday. But I’ll need a Vat, a lot of money, and excessive surface cleaning to pull that off.
Knowing me I’d spill all of the chromate into the yard and make my house a superfund site...