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May 19, 2017, 4:32pm Report to Moderator

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Since aftermarket crowns and pinions are no good for the Stag. Is there anything I can have done to my diff to reduce the whine like have shims added or something?

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May 19, 2017, 6:12pm Report to Moderator

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Out of interest what have you heard bad about the aftermarket gears. With the whine dont forget that it could just be a worn bearing that needs replacing...
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May 19, 2017, 11:16pm Report to Moderator

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Have you checked the contact pattern?
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May 19, 2017, 11:28pm Report to Moderator

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Is it the CWP that whines? might be bearings.

Have a look here for some ideas.


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May 20, 2017, 6:25am Report to Moderator

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Quoted from sujitroy
Since aftermarket crowns and pinions are no good for the Stag. Is there anything I can have done to my diff to reduce the whine like have shims added or something?


Many moons ago someone mentioned Molyslip. If your diff is off the car I would put 2 or 3 tubes in working it round the gears by turning the flanges and nice new oil.
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May 22, 2017, 5:26pm Report to Moderator

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If i recall reet, there was a problemo wid the re made new CW/Ps that were aboot
seemed they wer cut wrong, and could no stop the noise nee matter what was done.


One does not have to know how a thing works, to know that it is not working right

Ye div,nt efta no ooa thing wuks, t,no its nut wuk,n reet.

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June 26, 2017, 5:57pm Report to Moderator

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IIRC Wards make a CW&P set which does not whine.  Cheap it is not however.

Ex Stag TV8, Dolly Sprint and Spitfire 1500 owned.

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July 29, 2017, 10:50am Report to Moderator

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a check of the quill shaft  bearing might reveal a worn whining  oiled greaseless  bearing !!


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Ensure you have fitted the original oem  diff mount rubbers instslled - remove any new ones that all the suppliers sell which  are all too hard a compound and transmit more noise into body and cabin. This is why I always buy up the "worthless" used old rubber bits at the spares shows for peanuts

Particularly badly specced are the gearbox mount rubbers - when I fitted new I immediately could hear the gearbox whining in the lower gears and there was more exhaust buzz coming into the cabin -  the stag lost its refinement  - luckily I kept the old mounts and refitted them

Even worse are the poly bush mounts

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I think sawdust is good value for money,ha.

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Quoted from pollystag
I think sawdust is good value for money,ha.

a car trader i knew in the 70s, used to swear by banana skins
just crammed as many as he could into the casing it did work believe it or not for about 1000miles by which time the warranty had run out.
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