How many yolk teeth can you loose and still drive?

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Seems the answer is at least three in my case!!!


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I've started my rear end rebuild project only to discover that I've been cruising around with an explosion waiting to happen!

I knew as soon as I cracked the cover open and saw the matalic sheen pouring into my drain pan that there was a problem....

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But then I found the first chunk and was like, what in the world is going on! By the time I got the yolk out I had found another two teeth!

Have you guys seen or experianced anything like this before?!

I wrote a post on my square body blog if you want to see more of the gory pics!

The good news is, I had already planned an purchased a Truetrac limited slip carier and a new set of gears. The only thing that left me a bit concerned was a bit of missing metal from where the carier shim sits against the housing:

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But honestly, I think that's going to be ok...

Any thoughts or recommendations?
 

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Dang! That's impressive!
 

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I've done it before. Had 2 missing on a Pinion and 3 on the ring. Was like well son of a gun. Put the cover back on pull the big pieces out of the oil put it back in the diff and drove like that for quite some time till I could afford new gears.
 

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Use one of the factory thick cast shims up against the housing and then adjust with the thin shims to set the lash and preload. You should be fine.
 

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