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Old 9th January 2022, 01:39 PM
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I must have missed the thread on this already - I love it

Just need one for the boot lid and one for the dash instead of the Quattro badge
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Old 9th January 2022, 01:59 PM
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Just need one for the boot lid and one for the dash instead of the Quattro badge
What about on the number plate. Would look better than "Trotters Independent Motahs" or whatever is stamped there at the moment...

Mind you, there has to be an intrinsic value to carrying the D2 Doctor name so maybe all genuine MJ worked on motors need a serial number for verification.....
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Old 9th January 2022, 04:37 PM
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What about on the number plate. Would look better than "Trotters Independent Motahs" or whatever is stamped there at the moment...

Mind you, there has to be an intrinsic value to carrying the D2 Doctor name so maybe all genuine MJ worked on motors need a serial number for verification.....
Shiny new plates subtly carrying your unique D2 Doctor heritage number? Like it
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Old 9th January 2022, 06:59 PM
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Hmm. Noted.

Engine out:





Started stripping everything off. The power steering pump will sit in evaporust for a while to hopefully allow the pulley to be removed from the hub



On the separating table



Easy as that





Red atf Not that the 5HP cares, given that the murple did 20k on diff oil Still, I'll put the proper stuff in it.



There's some crust around most of the coolant connections so all of these will get cleaned and the hoses & o-rings replaced.



I left the engine and gearbox to drain overnight. They'll go on stands and start coming apart tomorrow
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Old 10th January 2022, 07:33 PM
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Getting the gearbox ready for its service. As it has been 'recently' refurbished, I don't plan on draining the diffs - the oil in them is nice and clean. However, if I flip it over to do the sump and filter all the oil will dribble out of the vents. That is solved with some 3d printed polyurethane bungs



The torque converter was rebuilt by JP Automatics in Bristol, which is a good sign



After sitting in Evaporust overnight, the power steering pump relinquished the pulley with a little help from the bearing puller and the mapp torch



The hub cleaned up nicely



A little corrosion on the pulley is easily dealt with



Engine and gearbox ready for shenanigans

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Old 11th January 2022, 09:03 AM
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This may have been asked before but is there a way of checking the oil levels in the differentials?
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Old 11th January 2022, 10:13 AM
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They are filled to the bottom of the fill plug. Basically open the plug, put oil in until it overflows. This should be done with the drivetrain level so I will check and top up if necessary once the engine and box are back together
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Old 11th January 2022, 12:25 PM
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They are filled to the bottom of the fill plug. Basically open the plug, put oil in until it overflows. This should be done with the drivetrain level so I will check and top up if necessary once the engine and box are back together
OK. I have a leaky rear (must be age) so will go with the 'top up and hope' scenario at first before tackling more stuff to do.
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Old 11th January 2022, 12:52 PM
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They often leak from the right hand output shaft on the rear diff. The fill plug is just behind the output flange, about halfway up
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Old 11th January 2022, 05:47 PM
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They often leak from the right hand output shaft on the rear diff. The fill plug is just behind the output flange, about halfway up
Is it these ones indicated? And is it the same on the 5HP19?

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